Things to do

Reminder: Vote in the referendum this Saturday

All the details you need before you vote on the Voice to Parliament on Saturday 14 October.

CCS-22364 Voice to Parliament - Cos News - Hear from the experts1 (3920 × 2080px)

If you’re younger than 42 years old, the referendum on 14 October will be the first of your lifetime.

A referendum is a national vote on a question to change the Australian constitution.

Where to vote

Just like at a federal election, the Australian Electoral Commission will open dozens of polling places in our local area. Polling places will be open from 8am to 6pm on voting day.

Check for details on your closest polling place.

Find the closest polling place to you at
Find the closest polling place to you at

How to vote

You must clearly write either ‘yes’ or ‘no’, in full, in English.

The question:

A Proposed Law: to alter the Constitution to recognise the First Peoples of Australia by establishing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice. Do you approve this proposed alteration?

Don’t worry if you make a mistake. You can ask for another ballot paper and start again.

Here’s what the ballot paper will look like
Here’s what the ballot paper will look like

Do I have to vote?

All Australian citizens aged 18 and over must vote in the referendum.

It is compulsory by law for all eligible Australian citizens to enrol and vote in referendums and federal elections.

Find out more

We encourage you to learn more about the Voice to Parliament and the Uluru Statement from the Heart before you vote.

Read more about Why vote Yes in the referendum.

Authorised by Clover Moore in Sydney on behalf of Sydney City Council