Ned Kelly and compulsory voting are both part of Australian society but rarely have they been linked.
Glenrowan Hotel owner Andrew Crimmins collected his regular mail on Friday and was surprised to find a letter from the Australian Electoral Commission addressed to Edward Kelly, Glenrowan Pub.
The Kelly gang's last stand took place at the Glenrowan Inn in 1880.
Mr Crimmins said there was nobody of that name associated with the hotel now and during his seven-year tenure the infamous bushranger had not been sighted.
"Lots of people claiming to be relatives, but not him actually himself," the publican laughed.
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His Facebook post of the envelope has been shared more than 450 times.
"I've had accusations that I've done it, good gimmick," Mr Crimmins said.
"But complete innocence, it was handed to me by the postmaster.
"It's been quite interesting to have 40,000 hits from a letter but everyone's got a laugh out of it."
The letter will not be returned to sender.
"We're going to frame it and put it in the hotel until he arrives and comes to claim his mail," Mr Crimmins joked.
"We can't open that because it's not ours."