Personalised Letterhead Stationery and Postal Vote Applications

Adjustments have been made to the Parliamentary Entitlements Regulations 1997 (the Regulations) to:

  • extend the list of items that may be printed on personalised letterhead stationery to include a post office box; and
  • increase the number of PVAs that a Member may print under the office budget to the number of enrolled voters.

The number of PVAs that each Senator and Member may print for the 2016 federal election is provided at

A single page that includes up to two PVA forms is still considered to be a single PVA under the amended Regulations.

Approved form of PVAs

A PVA must be in the form approved by the AEC to be compliant with the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918. Restrictions also apply to the timing of distribution of PVAs to electors. Further guidance on the approved form, reproduction of PVAs and timing of distribution is available from the AEC website.

Should you require any further information, please contact your Ministerial and Parliamentary Services’ Entitlements Manager on the number below*.


Jason Ford
Assistant Secretary
Entitlements Management Branch
Ministerial and Parliamentary Services
9 May 2016

*M&PS' Entitlements Managers Contact Number
Lauren Barons (NSW/ACT) 02 6215 3426
Deesiree Kaufline (VIC/TAS) 02 6215 3640
Bernadette Levett (SA/WA) 02 6215 1415
Shane McGaughey (QLD/NT) 02 6215 3827