Australian High Commission
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Elections

Notice: Australian Federal Election 2019

 

The 2019 Australian federal election will be held on Saturday 18 May 2019.

 

If you are an eligible Australian citizen living overseas you can still participate, but you need to be enrolled. To enrol, check or update your enrolment details, please visit: www.aec.gov.au . The deadline for enrolling or updating your details for the federal election is 8pm, Thursday 18 April 2019 (Australian time in the electorate you’re enrolled in).

Early voting will begin on Monday, 6 May 2019. Alternatively you can now apply for a postal vote online at: www.aec.gov.au

If you are overseas and unable to vote, complete and overseas notification form and return it to the AEC directly. Being overseas is a valid reason for not voting.

Information in other languages can be found online at: www.aec.gov.au/translated

In person voting for the Australian federal election will be held at the following locations in Canada:

 

Australian High Commission Ottawa

Suite 1301, 50 O’Connor Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6L2
Tel: +1 613 236 0841
Email: consular.ottawa@dfat.gov.au

In-Person Voting:

Day Date Time
Friday 10 May 2019 9:00am – 4:30pm
     
Monday 13 May 2019 9:00am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 14 May 2019 9:00am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 15 May 2019 9:00am - 4:30pm
Thursday 16 May 2019 9:00am - 4:30pm
Friday 17 May 2019 9:00am - 1:00pm only

 

 

Australian Consulate-General Toronto

Suite 1100, South Tower
175 Bloor Street East
Toronto, Ontario M4W 3R8
Tel: +1 416 323 4280

In-Person voting:

Day Date Time
Monday 6 May 2019  Not available
Tuesday 7 May 2019 Not available
Wednesday 8 May 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday 9 May 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Friday 10 May 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
 
Monday 13 May 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday 14 May 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday 15 May 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday 16 May 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Friday 17 May 2019 9:00am -  1:00pm only

 

 

Australian Consulate Vancouver

Suite 2050, 1075 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 3C9
Tel: +1 604 694 6160

In-Person voting:

Day Date           Time
Monday 6 May 2019                                                       9:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 4:00pm   (closed 12:00pm – 1:00pm)
Tuesday 7 May 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 4:00pm   (closed 12:00pm – 1:00pm)
Wednesday  8 May 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 4:00pm   (closed 12:00pm – 1:00pm)
Thursday 9 May 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 4:00pm   (closed 12:00pm – 1:00pm)
Friday 10 May 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 4:00pm   (closed 12:00pm – 1:00pm)
 
Monday 13 May 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 4:00pm   (closed 12:00pm – 1:00pm)
Tuesday 14 May 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 4:00pm   (closed 12:00pm – 1:00pm)
Wednesday 15 May 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 4:00pm   (closed 12:00pm – 1:00pm)
Thursday 16 May 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 4:00pm  (closed 12:00pm – 1:00pm)
Friday 17 May 2019

9:00am - 12:00pm only 

 

For updates on the election please also visit AEC’s website and follow the AEC’s Twitter account.

 

 

Elections and Overseas Voting

Voting while overseas

Please visit the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) website for complete information on enrolment procedures and voting in federal elections while overseas.  You may also contact the AEC by e-mail (info@aec.gov.au) or by telephone (+61 2 6160 2600).  Overseas residents may subscribe to the AEC mailing list in order to receive notifications of future federal elections and referendums.

Check My Enrolment

You can check your current electoral enrolment by visiting the AEC website

Registering as an overseas voter

If you are already enrolled to vote and are living overseas, you may register as a postal voter.  As a registered postal voter, you will receive a postal vote in the mail after the announcement of a federal election. 

If you are unable to vote

You may complete and submit an overseas notification form if you are unable to vote in an election while overseas.  The form may be completed at any time and provides you with an option to be removed from the electoral roll while you are overseas.

State and Territory Elections

Please contact your state or territory electoral authority for information about registering and voting in a state/territory elections while overseas.

ACT - http://www.elections.act.gov.au/
NSW - http://www.elections.nsw.gov.au/
NT - http://www.ntec.nt.gov.au/
QLD - https://www.ecq.qld.gov.au/
SA - http://www.ecsa.sa.gov.au/
TAS - http://www.tec.tas.gov.au/
VIC - https://www.vec.vic.gov.au/
WA - https://www.elections.wa.gov.au/

 

Note: Registration forms listed on this page should be submitted directly to the AEC or state/territory authority (by mail, fax or electronically) and cannot be forwarded through the Australian High Commission or other Australian offices in Canada.