Voters who are unable to get to an early voting centre before election day or an election day voting centre may apply for a postal vote.

Legislative Assembly elections

Applications for Legislative Assembly elections can be made within the calendar year of the election.

When will my ballot papers be sent to me?

Ballot papers are printed after the declaration of nominations and draw to determine the order of candidate names on the ballot paper. Ballot material is then forwarded as soon as possible after printing.

What is the latest despatch of ballot material?

The mail-out of ballot material ceases at 6:00 pm on:

  • the Tuesday before election day, to forwarding addresses outside Australia.

  • the Thursday before election day, to forwarding addresses within Australia.

When do I complete my ballot paper/s?

In order to be admitted to the count, a postal vote must be completed before 6:00 pm on election day and received by the Commission before 12:00 noon on the second Friday following election day.

NB: Registered postal voters are automatically sent ballot papers and are not required to lodge a new application. 


Postal vote application - online

Postal vote application - print version