Australian Federal Election 2016

An Australian Federal Election will take place on Saturday, 2 July 2016.
Check your enrolment online, please click here or contact the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) or call +61 2 6160 2600.

Check enrolment
Enrolment and voting by people outside Australia is not compulsory, however if you will be overseas and unable to vote on Election Day you are required to inform the AEC by completing the Overseas Notification form [PDF 55KB] .  Non-resident Australian citizens and dual nationals will not lose their citizenship entitlement if they do not vote in a federal election.

Once you have confirmed your enrolment, you may vote in one of two ways:

Vote in person

Australian Consulate-General Hong Kong Voting Centre
24/F Harbour Centre, 25 Harbour Road, Wanchai

20 June to 25 June 2016   9:00 to 5:00pm
(Closed Sunday 26 June 2016)
27 June to 30 June 2016   9:00 am to 7:00pm
1 July 2016 (public holiday) 9:00 am to 5:00pm
ELECTION DAY: Saturday 2 July 2016   8:00 am to 6:00pm

Postal vote 
To apply for a postal vote online, please click here. Postal vote applications must be received no later than 6pm (4pm HKT) on the Wednesday 29 June 2016, however you need to allow sufficient time to receive your ballot papers, complete them and return them. Ballot papers must be completed and posted back to the AEC on or before Election Day.

After 20 June 2016
Complete postal vote form in BLOCK LETTERS and return signed form to the Australian Consulate-General Hong Kong. All ballot papers must be received by 1 July.

  By email:

  By mail:
  Assistant Returning Officer
  Australian Consulate-General
  23/F Harbour Centre
  25 Harbour Road
  Wanchai, Hong Kong

  By fax:
  +852 2585 4457

For more information on voting overseas, visit the AEC’s Going Overseas page.
To contact the Australian Electoral Commission, please click here.
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