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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).

South Australia State Election - Saturday 17 March 2018

The South Australia State Election will be held on Saturday 17 March 2018. If you will be overseas on election day and would like to vote, you can do so by postal vote or in-person at some locations.

For full information on the election, including details on enrolment and applying for a postal vote, visit the Electoral Commission SA website. To check whether you are enrolled to vote, visit the online enrolment tool by clicking here.

The Embassy is providing in-person voting services from now until Friday 16 March 2018. During this period, voting will be available between 9.00am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday. Please note that in-person voting services will NOT be available on Saturday 17 March 2018, as the polls wil have already closed in South Australia.

You can apply for a postal vote from Electoral Commission SA until 5pm (ACDT) on 15 March 2018, however you should submit your application as soon as possible to ensure that your ballot pack is received in time. Ballot packs can be posted to an overseas address free of charge, but you are responsible for return postage. To be included in the count of votes, your completed postal vote must be received by Electoral Commission SA no later than 24 March 2018.

To apply for a postal vote, visit the Electoral Commission SA website at www.ecsa.sa.gov.au or telephone +61 8 7424 7400.

Batman by-election - Saturday 17 March 2018

A by-election for the federal electoral Division of Batman in Victoria will be held on Saturday 17 March 2018.

You can check if you are enrolled in the Division of Batman, enrol or update your enrolment details at www.aec.gov.au/enrol. The deadline to enrol was 8pm AEDT Wednesday 14 February 2018.

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 can apply for a postal vote by completing a ‘Postal Vote Application’ on the AEC website. 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/Batman or contact the AEC via email (info@aec.gov.au) or telephone +61 2 6113 4777 or +61 2 6160 2600.