FAQs: COVID-19 Safety Measures

Updated: 11 April 2022

The vast majority of people will vote in-person, even if there is a COVID-19 outbreak. However, you may also be able to apply for a postal vote.

The AEC is doing all we can to ensure appropriate COVID-19 safety measures are in place at voting centres and we are in regular contact with health authorities to inform and confirm further as the election gets closer.

Appointments will not be required to vote. A full list of voting options is available.

Yes. Electors are welcome to bring their own pen or pencil to mark their ballot. Pencils will be provided and will be sanitised between use.

Yes, you should check in if it is a requirement under your local public health directions.

The AEC is working closely with federal, state and territory  health authorities to develop COVID-19 safety measures for delivering an election during a pandemic.

Voters are not expected to wear masks at polling places, unless it’s required under a public health order, but are encouraged to do so if they wish.

Physical distancing and other health and safety measures at voting centres for both voters and workers will undoubtedly mean the voting process takes longer but is safer.

To limit exposure and better control the number of people inside voting centres, voters are encouraged not to bring their children with them if possible.