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Australian Elections

For up-to-date information on Australian elections, enrolment and voting while overseas, visit the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) website or contact the AEC via email (info@aec.gov.au) or by calling +61 2 6160 2600 or +61 2 6113 4777 (charges may apply).
 

2017 Bennelong by-election

A by-election for the federal electoral Division of Bennelong in New South Wales will be held on Saturday 16 December 2017.

You can check if you are enrolled in the Division of Bennelong, enrol or update your enrolment details at www.aec.gov.au/enrol. The deadline to enrol is 8pm AEDT Monday 20 November 2017.

In-person voting will not be available outside of Australia for this by-election.

If you will be overseas on by-election day, you can apply for a postal vote or you can vote in person in Australia before you go. You should ensure that you apply for a postal vote as soon as possible to allow enough time for the ballot papers to reach you overseas before by-election day.

For more information, visit the AEC website at www.aec.gov.au/Bennelong or contact the AEC via email (info@aec.gov.au) or by calling +61 2 6113 4777 or +61 2 6160 2600.
 

2017 New England by-election

A by-election for the federal electoral Division of New England in New South Wales will be held on Saturday 2 December 2017.

To be eligible to vote, you must have been correctly enrolled by 8pm (AEDT) on Friday 3 November 2017. To check your enrolment, visit www.aec.gov.au/check or call +61 2 6160 2600 or +61 2 6113 4777. You cannot check your details via the Embassy.

In-person voting will not be available outside of Australia for this by-election.

If you will be overseas on by-election day, you can apply for a postal vote or you can vote in person in Australia before you go. You should ensure that you apply for a postal vote as soon as possible to allow enough time for the ballot papers to reach you overseas before by-election day.

For more information, visit the AEC website at www.aec.gov.au/new-england or contact the AEC via email (info@aec.gov.au) or by calling +61 2 6160 2600 or +61 2 6113 4777 .
 

2017 Queensland State General Election

The 2017 Queensland State General Election will be held on Saturday 25 November 2017.

No voting services will be available at the Australian Embassy or Australian Consulates-General in the United States.

Information for overseas voters is available on the Electoral Commission Queensland (ECQ) website . Electors can also contact the ECQ via email (ecq@ecq.qld.gov.au) or by calling +61 7 3035 8107 (charges may apply).

 

Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey

The results of the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey were announced on 15 November 2017. For further information, visit the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) website or call +61 2 6252 5262 (charges may apply).