Parliamentary Electorates and Elections Act 1912 No 41
14A Manner of identifying boundaries of electoral
(1) The commissioners are required to determine the boundaries of
electoral districts by determining the area of each district by reference to
such matters (including cadastral, topographical, administrative and other
spatial information) as they think fit.
(2) The commissioners are required to cause the area of each electoral
district to be recorded in digital or electronic form in such a way as to be
capable of generating a digital or electronic version and a printed version of
a map of the area of each district.
(3) If for any reason it is not practicable to record the area of an
electoral district in digital or electronic form, the area may be identified
and recorded as or by means of:
(a) a printed version of a map of the area of the district,
(b) a printed version describing the physical boundaries of the area
of the district, or
(c) a printed version of the area of the district prepared by
reference to other matters (such as local government areas or parts of local
(4) The commissioners are required to lodge a copy of the printed
version of the areas of the electoral districts, signed by the commissioners,
with the Surveyor-General, who is required to keep that copy at least until
the next distribution of electoral districts.
(5) The copy lodged with the Surveyor-General is evidence of the areas
of the electoral districts to which it relates.
Note. Section 9C of the Surveying and
Spatial Information Act 2002 requires details of electoral
districts to be included in the register of public