2024 Dunkley by-election

Early voting has commenced for the Dunkley by-election. To find your nearest polling place, visit our where to vote page.

A by-election has been called for the division of Dunkley. There will be in-person and postal voting options available for this by-election and it is important to plan how you will cast your vote according to your personal circumstances.

You can vote at any polling place in Dunkley on by-election day. Polling places are usually located at local schools, churches and community halls, or public buildings. The locations of these polling places are now available.

Early voting

Early voting will be available in the two weeks before by-election day. Locations of early voting centres are now available.

Postal voting

Postal voting will also be available during this by-election. Apply for a postal vote.

Accessible voting options

Voters living with a disability may also be eligible to cast their vote by post or can vote with assistance at a polling place. Learn more about support for people with disability.

Overseas voting

For this by-election, Australian Embassies and Consulate offices overseas will not be conducting in-person voting or collecting postal votes for return to Australia. If you are a Dunkley resident currently overseas, you can apply for a postal vote now.

All overseas postal votes will be delivered by an international courier (DHL Express) with a return satchel and waybill.

For more information, visit our page on where to vote in the Dunkley by-election.

In this by-election, you will be completing one House of Representatives ballot paper. To vote for a Member of the House of Representatives, you are required to write the number ‘1’ in the box next to the candidate who is your first choice, and the numbers ‘2’, ‘3’ and so on against all other candidates until all the boxes have been numbered, in order of your preference.

We encourage all voters to plan ahead. If you don’t think you can make it to a polling place on by-election day, there are other voting options. You might be eligible to go to an early voting centre or apply for a postal vote.

There are 8 candidates who have been officially declared for the 2024 Dunkley by-election. A random draw for positions on the ballot paper was undertaken at a public event on Friday 9 February.

  1. CONROY, Nathan - Liberal
  2. CURRIE, Bronwyn - Animal Justice Party
  3. ABRAHAM, Chrysten - Libertarian
  4. YUNIS, Reem - Victorian Socialists
  5. BERGWERF, Darren - Independent
  6. BRESKIN, Alex - The Greens
  7. McKENZIE, Heath - Australian Democrats
  8. BELYEA, Jodie - Australian Labor Party

Issue of writ

Monday, 29 January 2024

Close of rolls

8pm Monday, 5 February 2024

Close of nominations

Midday Thursday, 8 February 2024

Declaration of nominations

Midday Friday, 9 February 2024

Early voting starts

Monday, 19 February 2024

Postal vote applications close

Wednesday 6pm 28 February 2024

By-election day

Saturday, 2 March 2024

Return of writ

On or before Wednesday, 8 May 2024

The AEC takes the safety of our election workers and voters seriously. We have appropriate measures in place to minimise the spread of COVID-19 including:

  • Hand sanitiser will be available, and you are encouraged to bring and wear your face mask and maintain physical distance.
  • Physical distancing of 1.5m will be maintained wherever possible.
  • There will be pencils available, and voters are also able to bring their own pencil or pen.

When taking people’s votes in other settings, such as mobile polling at residential aged care facilities, we’ll be taking additional measures, including those required by the facility.

The AEC continues to monitor the COVID-19 environment and follows advice from relevant health authorities. This may result in changes to the measures put in place.

Updated: 9 February 2024