How to vote

Voting at a voting centre

Voting centres are used primarily for state and federal elections. They can also be used for council elections.

Voting centre locations

Details on voting centre locations are provided on this website during elections.

What happens when I get there?

If you vote at the voting centre, you will be directed to an election official who will ask for your name and address, and if you have already voted in the election.

The election official will also:

  • confirm your electorate
  • mark your name on the electoral roll to indicate that you've voted
  • issue you with ballot papers.

You will then be directed to one of the voting booths set up around the room so you can fill in your ballot papers privately. Then you must place your ballot papers in the ballot box.

Election officials are available to help voters who have questions about the voting process or who may have difficulty voting.

Early voting centres

For attendance elections, you will have the opportunity to vote early at an early voting centre.

Voting by post

Postal voting is the most common voting method for local council elections.

For local council postal elections, you will be automatically posted a ballot pack after nominations have closed. You do not need to register.

Postal voting is also available for State and federal elections by application. You can also apply to become a general postal voter. Find out more about postal voting.