Voting from overseas

Voting from overseas

For federal electoral events such as elections or referendums, the AEC will offer in-person voting in Australian Embassies, Consulates and High Commissions overseas.

The number of in-person voting centres and their locations around the world will be announced closer to a federal electoral event.

If you are overseas and unable to make it to an in-person voting centre, voters are able to apply for a postal vote. Information on how to complete your postal vote pack will also become available closer to the time.

Unable to vote

Voting in a federal election or referendum is not compulsory for Australians overseas. 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 didn’t vote.

Further information

Contact the AEC from overseas:

Updated: 16 January 2024