When & where to vote

When to vote

A referendum can be held when a Constitution Alteration Bill has passed the Australian Parliament. A Constitution Alteration Bill is a proposal to change the constitution and needs to be passed by both House of Representatives and the Senate. Once the alteration bill has passed, the referendum must be held between two and six months after that date.

On 14 October 2023, Australia will hold its first referendum since 1999.

Where to vote

The Australian Electoral Commission provides locations where you can go to vote on the day of the referendum. These are usually locations that are familiar to the community, such as schools and local community centres. Locations will be listed on the AEC website closer to the voting date.