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2019 New South Wales State Election


2019 Federal Election

The date for the 2019 Australian federal election has not yet been announced.

The Australian Consulate-General in Hong Kong will* be offering in person voting for the 2019 Australian federal election. Members of the public must provide photo identification in order to gain access to the Consulate. Identification is not required to vote.

For information on enrolling and voting while overseas, please visit the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) website at

If you wish to vote in the federal election you must be enrolled. To enrol, check or update your enrolment details visit

For updates on the election please check the AEC’s website and follow the AEC’s Twitter account.

*Locations in which in person voting will be offered may change at short notice, subject to unforeseen circumstances or security incidents.

Australia Passport Office will no longer allow glasses in passport photos taken from 1 July 2018. More about passport photos

2019 New South Wales State Election

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Speech: Australian Consul-General Michaela Browning, to the Australia Day Reception on 24 January 2019 

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