Away during the election?

If you’re going to be away from Victoria between Monday 14 November and Saturday 26 November, you can still vote in the 2022 Victorian State election.

Vote early

Early voting centres will be available in every district in Victoria, and you don’t need a reason to vote early.

You can vote early between between Monday 14 and Friday 25 November.

We’ll share early voting centre locations and opening hours from Wednesday 2 November.

Vote by post

You can apply to have your ballot pack posted to you.

Postal vote applications for this election will:

  • open on Wednesday 2 November
  • close at 6 pm on Wednesday 23 November.

Please allow enough time for your ballot pack to reach you at your destination.

Returning your vote

For your vote to count, it must be witnessed and posted before 6 pm on Saturday 26 November (Victorian time) and arrive by no later than 6 pm on Friday 2 December.

You can also drop off your completed postal vote at any voting centre or early voting centre during opening hours.

We’ll share all voting centre locations and opening hours from Wednesday 2 November.

When will I get my ballot pack?

We’ll start posting and emailing ballot packs from Monday 14 November, after nominations have closed.

Vote in person interstate or overseas

You can vote in person at any other State or Territory electoral commission in Australia, and in select overseas embassies.

You can vote between Monday 14 and Friday 25 November during local business hours (not including weekends).

We’ll share interstate and overseas voting centre locations and opening hours from Wednesday 2 November.

Get your ballot pack emailed to you

If you are going to be overseas or in a remote location, and have access to a printer, you can apply to have your ballot papers securely emailed to you so you can print them out.

Applications for this election will:

  • open on Wednesday 2 November
  • close at 6 pm on Wednesday 23 November.

When you apply, you will be asked a verification question and answer. Keep a record of this, as you must correctly answer the verification question to access your ballot papers.

The link that you’ll receive to access your ballot papers can only be accessed once, so do not click it until you are ready.

Returning your vote

You must print your ballot papers, fill them out, and return them to us by either:

  • post
  • drop off at any voting centre or early voting centre during opening hours
  • drop off at any other State or Territory electoral commission in Australia
  • drop off at a participating overseas embassy.

If you post your vote back to us, make sure it’s in the post by 6 pm on Saturday 26 November (Victorian time). It must arrive back by no later than 6 pm on Friday 2 December.

We’ll share interstate and overseas voting centre locations and opening hours from Wednesday 2 November.

Let us know you are interstate or overseas

It is not compulsory to vote if you are not in Victoria between Monday 14 and Saturday 26 November and will not have access to any of the above options.

You can formally let us know that you’re going to be away by submitting an ‘Away from Victoria’ form.

The form is linked to your enrolment, so please check your enrolment first, and then click on ‘Away from Victoria’.

Check my enrolment

Or download an overseas notification form.