How to vote while overseas

Updated: 10 September 2020

If you wish to vote in the federal election while overseas you must be enrolled to vote.

Contact the AEC from overseas

+61 2 6160 2600

How do I vote in person?

If you are currently enrolled, you can vote in person at an Overseas Voting Centre.

Overseas Voting Centres are established at selected Australian Embassies, Consulates and High Commissions for each federal election. A list of Voting Centres will be made available when a federal election has been announced.

How do I vote by post?

After an election is announced, you can apply for a postal vote online.

I am unable to vote, what should I do?

If you are unable to vote you should complete and submit an Overseas notification form.

If you do not inform the AEC, we will write to you asking you to explain why you did not vote. If you explain you were overseas on election day, you will not be fined.

Can I vote online?

No, you cannot vote online.

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