Become a general postal voter

General postal voters are people who are automatically mailed a ballot pack for all elections in their area. They must complete and return their ballot pack before election day.

Who can become a general postal voter?

You can become a general postal voter if you cannot go to a voting centre for any of the following reasons:

  • you live 20 kilometres or further from a voting centre
  • you are seriously ill, or care for someone who is seriously ill
  • you are 70 years or older*
  • you are in prison, detention or custody
  • you are a silent elector
  • you are unable to attend a voting centre for religious reasons
  • you are a registered overseas elector.

*If you apply to register because you are 70 or older, you will not automatically receive a ballot pack for Federal elections. This is because of different Victorian and Commonwealth electoral laws.

Apply to become a general postal voter

Fill in the following application form:

General postal voter application form

Send it to us so it arrives before the close of roll for the next scheduled election. The form has all the details on how to return it to us.