To find a polling place near you use the Where to vote tool.

Referendum voting day will be Saturday 14 October 2023.

Early voting centres will be open in the two weeks prior to referendum day.

Voting day

Referendum voting day will be Saturday 14 October 2023.

Just like at a federal election, the AEC will open thousands of polling places around the country. Polling places will be open between 8am and 6pm, local time, on voting day. You can cast your vote at any polling place within your state or territory. If you're interstate on polling day and need to cast your vote, you will need to visit a designated interstate voting centre.

Early voting

The early voting will begin on Monday 2 October in the following states and territories:

  • Northern Territory
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia

Early voting will begin on Tuesday 3 October in the following states and territories due to a public holiday:

  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Queensland
  • South Australia

Hundreds of early voting centres will progressively open and be available over the two weeks before voting day.

You can vote early either in person or by post if on voting day you:

  • are outside the electorate where you are enrolled to vote
  • are more than eight kilometres from a polling place
  • are travelling
  • are unable to leave your workplace to vote on voting day
  • are seriously ill, infirm or due to give birth shortly (or caring for someone who is)
  • are a patient in hospital and can't vote at the hospital
  • have religious beliefs that prevent you from attending a polling place
  • are in prison serving a sentence of less than three years or otherwise detained
  • are a silent elector
  • have a reasonable fear for your safety or wellbeing.

Remote mobile polling locations

For remote mobile polling team locations and times visit the remote polling web page.