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 will have COVID-19 safety measures in place at voting centres and we are in regular contact with relevant health authorities for the latest advice.
Yes. Electors are welcome to bring their own pen or pencil to mark their ballot. Pencils will also be provided.
QR check-ins for COVID safety are no longer required/requested throughout Australia but may be a requirement again if a Public Health Order (PHO) for your state/territory was established.
The AEC continues to work closely with relevant health authorities to develop appropriate COVID-19 safety measures for the 2023 Referendum.
Voters are encouraged (if they wish) but not expected to wear masks at polling places. Mask wearing would only be a requirement if a state/territory made a public health order.
Physical distancing and other COVID measures at voting centres for both voters and workers may mean the voting process takes longer.
You may be able to apply for a postal vote. All postal vote applications must be received by the AEC by 6pm local time on the Wednesday before voting day.
Any voter attending a polling location while COVID-19 positive should follow local public health advice regarding mask wearing and physical distancing, to limit the potential risk to others.