Your Vote is powerful.
Adam Bandt is your local MP, Melbourne's progressive independent voice in the middle of Parliament. He will continue to be a stronger representative than a backbencher under the sway of of the factions.
This year it's easier than ever to have a say in the upcoming election. You can download our How to Vote Card if you'd like a guide on how to fill in your ballot paper.
There are 2 ways that you can cast your vote:
Visit an early voting centre
You're eligible to vote early if on July 2:
- are outside the electorate where you are enrolled to vote
- are more than 8km from a polling place
- are travelling
- are unable to leave your workplace to vote
- are seriously ill, infirm or due to give birth shortly (or caring for someone who is)
- are a patient in hospital and can't vote at the hospital
- have religious beliefs that prevent you from attending a polling place
- are in prison serving a sentence of less than three years or otherwise detained
- are a silent elector
- have a reasonable fear for your safety.
There are 3 early voting centres within Melbourne, open every weekday from 8am to 6pm between now and the election:
Vote on polling day
You can vote at one of the 32 booths around the electorate on Saturday July 2. Head here to find your closest booth.