Pre-polling open at ACT and interstate voting centres

Charlotte Harper 27 September 2016


Pre-poll voting started today for ACT voters who cannot attend a polling place on ACT Legislative Assembly election day (October 15). It will continue till 8pm on October 14.

There are two pre-poll centres open in Canberra City and one each in the Belconnen, Gungahlin, Tuggeranong and Woden town centres (address details and opening hours are below).

Postal voting is available for electors who are interstate, overseas, confined to home or otherwise unable to go to a polling place or pre-poll voting centre. Electors can apply for a postal vote online at or by ringing 6205 0033.

From today, interstate voters can also cast pre-poll votes during normal business hours Monday to Friday at State and Northern Territory electoral commissions (address details also below).

Pre-poll voting in Canberra is available at six pre-poll voting centres.  These pre-poll voting centres are open 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday, except for:

  • Monday 3 October – closed due to public holiday
  • Saturday 8 October – open 9am to 5pm
  • Friday 14 October – open 9am to 8pm.

Electronic voting is available at all ACT pre-poll voting centres during the pre-poll voting period and on polling day.

Pre-poll voting centres in the ACT

Belconnen Community Centre, Swanson Court, Belconnen.
Pilgrim House, 69 Northbourne Ave, Canberra City.
Eclipse House, 197 London Circuit, Canberra City.
Gungahlin Library Conference Room 1, Hibberson St, Gungahlin.
Salvation Army Hall, Cnr Anketell St & Reed St North, Tuggeranong.
Callam Offices, 58 Easty St, Woden.

Interstate voting centres

From now until October 14, voting at interstate voting centres will be available Monday-Friday between 9am and 5pm.

NSWNSW Electoral CommissionLevel 25, 201 Kent Street, SYDNEY.
Northern TerritoryNorthern Territory Electoral CommissionLevel 3, TCG Centre, 80 Mitchell Street, DARWIN.
QueenslandElectoral Commission QueenslandLevel 6 Forestry House, 160 Mary St, BRISBANE.
South AustraliaElectoral Commission of South AustraliaLevel 6, 60 Light Square, ADELAIDE.
TasmaniaTasmanian Electoral CommissionLevel 3, TasWater Centre, 169 Main Road, MOONAH.
VictoriaVictorian Electoral CommissionLevel 11, 530 Collins Street, MELBOURNE.
Western AustraliaWestern Australian Electoral CommissionLevel 2 AXA Centre, 111 St George’s Terrace, PERTH.

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