Australia's last referendum
Updated: 24 October 2012
The last referendum held in Australia was held on Saturday 6 November 1999. Australians were asked to vote on two proposed laws to alter the Constitution:
- Constitution Alteration (Establishment of Republic) 1999
To alter the Constitution to establish the Commonwealth of Australia as a republic with the Queen and Governor-General being replaced by a President appointed by a two-thirds majority of the members of the Commonwealth Parliament.
- Constitution Alteration (Preamble) 1999
To alter the Constitution to insert a preamble.
Both proposed laws were not carried. The AEC produced a complete report on its role in the 1999 referendum, which includes all results from the two votes.
1999 Referendum Report and Statistics
© Commonwealth of Australia 2000