Australian Embassy

Elections and Voting while Overseas

Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey

The Australian Government will proceed with the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey of all Australians on the Commonwealth Electoral Roll.

For more information on the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey, including key dates and overseas participation instructions, please refer to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) website, the factsheet for Australians overseas or contact the survey information line on +61 2 6252 52 62 (Charges apply).   In-person voting services will not be available at Australian missions in Japan.

Australians must be correctly enrolled with the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) before 24 August to participate in the survey. Please refer to the Australian Electoral Commission directly to check enrolment details.


Up to date information on elections and eligibility, and copies of relevant forms (eg Application for a Postal Vote, Application to be Registered as an Overseas Elector) are available from individual electoral commission websites. We are unable to advise you or comment on the eligibility of individual voters. Eligibility is a matter for the relevant electoral commission.

Electoral Commissions

See also: Australian Electoral Commission