Australian Embassy

2019 Australian federal election

The 2019 Australian federal election will be held on Saturday 18 May 2019. If you are an eligible Australian citizen living overseas you can still participate but you need to be enrolled.

To enrol, check or update your enrolment details visit The deadline for enrolling or updating your details for the federal election is 8pm, Thursday 18 April (Australian time in the electorate you’re enrolled).

Australian citizens and dual nationals will not lose their citizenship entitlement if they do not vote in a federal election. 

You can apply for a postal vote online now at

 Voting services will be available at the Embassy (21 Dongzhimen Dawaijie, Beijing) at the following times:

6 May to 10 May 2019 9:00 to 4:00pm

13 May to 17 May 2019 9:00 am to 4:00pm

ELECTION DAY: Saturday 18 May 2019 9:00 am to 4:00pm

Members of the public must provide photo ID in order to gain access to the Embassy. ID is not required to vote.

If you are overseas and unable to vote, complete an overseas notification form and return it to the AEC. Being overseas is a valid reason for not voting. 

Information in other languages can be found at