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2018 Victorian State Election

The Victorian State Election will be held on Saturday 24 November 2018. The Australian High Commission in the United Kingdom will offer early voting services during business hours from Monday 12 November to Friday 23 November 2018. The High Commission will be closed on Election Day.

All eligible Victorians on the electoral roll are required to vote. If you are overseas, there are a number of ways to cast your vote prior to election day.

By Post

From Wednesday 31 October you can apply for a ballot paper to be emailed to you via the Victorian Electoral Commission website

1.       Apply for a ballot paper to be emailed to you

2.       Print and complete the ballot paper

3.       Post the ballot paper to the Australia using the envelope provided

Deadline: Postal votes must be post marked on or before 6:00pm on Election Day, 24 November 18 (Victorian time) and received in Australia no later than 6:00pm 30 November 18 (Victorian time) to be included in the count.

In Person

In person early voting services will be offered at the Australia Centre, Strand, London, WC2B 4LG in United Kingdom only.

Dates: Monday 12 November - Friday 23 November 2018 (weekdays only)

Time:  9-5pm

Note: We strongly recommend those who wish to vote in person visit the Australia Centre, adjacent to the High Commission from Wednesday 14 November. We expect VEC ballot papers will have arrived by this date. 

Further information is available at the Victorian Electoral Commission website.


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