2018 State election

The Victorian State election is on Saturday 24 November 2018

All Australian citizens 18 and over must enrol and vote.

Voting options

Voting is compulsory for everyone on the roll as at 8.00 pm on Tuesday 6 November. If you fail to vote and do not have a valid reason, you may receive a fine.

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Early voting

Early voting is open until 6.00 pm Friday 23 November. You can vote at any early voting centre in Victoria.

More information about early voting

See a spreadsheet of all early voting centres (Excel, 51kB)

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Vote by post

Applications for postal votes close 6.00 pm Wednesday 21 November.

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Vote on election day

You can vote at any voting centre in Victoria on election day. Voting outside your District may take longer.

We also have options for people who need assistance, including Telephone Assisted Voting, Voters Voice app and information in languages other than English.

Find out more about Help for voters.

Away from Victoria on election day?

You can let us know if you will be away from Victoria on election day and won’t have access to any early voting options.

Complete our Traveller Notification form.

Candidate information

How-to-vote card registration has now closed.

I want to…

Don’t know what Region or District you live in? Search your address using our Voting Centre Locator.


The roll for the 24 November State election has now closed.

Missed the deadline?

If you missed the deadline to be included on the State election roll, you can go to a voting centre to enrol and vote on the spot.

Make sure you bring one of the following:

  • driver licence or learner permit
  • Australian passport
  • council rates notice in your name
  • electricity bill in your name for your current home address
  • your Citizenship number if you have it.

If you changed address but didn’t update your details before the roll closed, you should still update your details, but you must vote for the address at which you appear on the electoral roll.

Find out more about Enrolment

Key dates for voters

Date Event
Tuesday 6 November (Melbourne Cup Day) Roll closes 8.00 pm
Monday 12 November Early voting begins 9.00 am
Telephone Assisted Voting registration opens 9.00 am

Wednesday 21 November

Postal vote applications close 6.00 pm
Friday 23 November Telephone Assisted Voting registration closes 2.00 pm
Early voting closes 6.00 pm
Saturday 24 November Election Day. Voting 8.00 am to 6.00 pm
Friday 30 November Last day postal votes can be admitted 6.00 pm