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2019 federal election

Voting is compulsory for all Australian citizens aged 18 years and over.

Candidates for the 2019 federal election have been formally declared and ballot draws undertaken.

If you can’t vote on election day, you can vote early. Early voting centres open from Monday 29 April.

2019 federal election

What's happening

Stop and Consider

We’re encouraging voters to check the source of electoral communication this federal election.

Electoral Legislation Amendments

The Electoral Legislation Amendment (Modernisation and Other Measures) Act 2019 received Royal Assent on 1 March 2019.

Two significant changes will affect candidates nominating for federal elections.


There will be a brief service interruption to some AEC systems between 5am and 5:30am (AEST) on Friday 26 April 2019

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