Who you vote for is your decision. Outside the polling place, candidate representatives may give you how-to-vote cards, suggesting you vote in a particular way. You do not have to follow how-to-vote cards.
|Issue of writ||Wednesday 07 February 2018|
|Close of rolls||8pm AEDT Wednesday 14 February 2018|
|Close of nominations||12 Midday AEDT Thursday 22 February 2018|
|Declaration of nominations||12 Midday AEDT Friday 23 February 2018|
|Start of early voting||Tuesday 27 February 2018|
|By-election day||Saturday 17 March 2018|
|Return of writs||on or before Friday 18 May 2018|
Information is available in other languages for people from non-English speaking backgrounds.
Voting is compulsory for Australian citizens aged 18 years and over. If you don’t vote, you may be prosecuted. If you vote more than once it is a criminal offence.