Compile and maintain rolls of electors. Conduct Parliamentary elections. Maintain statistical records and publish electoral data. Conduct elections for various departments, branches and associations. Service public and academic enquiries into elections and related matters. The Office came into being on 17 July when the Electoral Department was amalgamated into the newly created Department of Administrative Services, which was subsequently renamed Administrative Services and Consumer Affairs (DASCA). On 18 February 1992, following a change of government, DASCA was abolished and the Electoral Office became part of the Department of Justice (later Justice and Industrial Relations). From 16 February 2005 the Office was separated from direct Departmental control with the creation of an Electoral Commission.