australiaHow to vote while overseas

Updated: 13 March 2014

Contact the AEC from overseas

+61 2 6273 8606

2014 WA Senate election

If you are a Western Australian who will be living or travelling overseas on election day, Saturday 5 April 2014, you can still vote. If you are enrolled to vote in WA you can:

  • Vote before you go at an early voting centre
  • Vote at one of 13 Australian overseas voting centres
  • Apply for a postal vote to be sent to you

Australian overseas voting centres

In person voting will be available at the following locations for the WA Senate election.

Postal vote

It may now be too late to apply for a postal vote online from Australia, as there may not be enough time for mail to reach you internationally. You can still apply for a postal vote directly with one of the 13 overseas posts listed above, however you should consider how long it will take for mail to reach you. The deadline for applying for a postal vote is Wednesday 2 April 2014.

You should complete your ballot paper on or before election day and post back to the AEC as soon as possible. You only have until Tuesday 22 April 2014 for your ballot papers to be received by the AEC returning officer in your division.

I am unable to vote, what should I do?

If you are unable to vote you should complete and submit an Overseas Notification form [PDF 55KB].

If you do not inform the AEC, we will write to you asking you to explain why you did not vote. If you explain you were overseas, you will not be fined.