Australian Embassy

Elections and Voting while Overseas


State elections

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.


West Australian State Election

If you are eligible to vote in the West Australian State Election in March 2021 but are living overseas or travelling for an extended period, you are still required to vote. The only way to lodge a vote in this election from overseas is by postal vote, so you need to act quickly. See the fact sheet or visit the WA Electoral Commission’s website at for further details.


Electoral Commissions

See also: Australian Electoral Commission