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Announcements

Victorian State Election – 26 November 2022

Only postal voting will be available overseas for the Victorian State Election on 26 November 2022.

If you wish to vote, register to receive your postal vote ballot. 

Applications to vote by post open on Wednesday, 2 November and close at 6 pm on Wednesday, 23 November.

You can choose to receive your ballot papers by e-mail when applying for a postal vote. Drop off/courier or mail your ballot directly to the nearest Postal Voting Collection Centre (PVCC) or the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC). A list of PVCCs is attached. 

After 23 November you can still mail or courier your vote directly to the VEC. Your vote must be received by the VEC no later than 6pm AEDST Friday, 2 December.

Contact the VEC at [email protected] or the nearest PVCC for further information on the provision of voting services.

Voting whilst overseas is not compulsory in the Victorian State Election. 

Passports

Eligible Australians can now mail in or drop off their completed passport renewal applications to the Australian Embassy in Abu Dhabi and the Australian Consulate in Dubai. 

Like many countries, Australia is experiencing an unprecedented demand for passports. We recommend that you allow a minimum of six weeks to get a new passport.  Where possible, don’t book flights without a valid passport. 

The Australian Passport Office are working to prioritise applications for customers who are travelling in the next 3 days.