Overseas voting

Unable to vote

Voting in a federal election is not compulsory for Australians overseas. If you are unable to vote you should complete and submit an overseas notification form.

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

Can I vote online?

No. Australia’s electoral laws do not allow for online voting.

Further information

Contact the AEC from overseas:

Updated: 13 April 2022