|Close of rolls||8pm local time Friday 22 June 2018|
|Close of nominations||12 midday Thursday 5 July 2018|
|Declaration of nominations||12 midday Friday 6 July 2018|
|Start of early voting||Tuesday 10 July 2018|
|Postal voting application deadline||6pm Wednesday 25 July 2018|
|By-election day||Saturday 28 July 2018|
|Return of writs||on or before Sunday 23 September 2018|
Who you vote for is your decision. Outside the polling place, candidate representatives may offer to give you how-to-vote cards, suggesting you vote in a particular way. You do not have to accept or follow how-to-vote cards.
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.