For enquiries about the 2022 Victorian State Election, please contact the VEC directly: https://www.vec.vic.gov.au/contact-us.
The Victorian State Election will take place on Saturday 26 November 2022. All eligible Victorians on the electoral roll are required to vote.
In-person voting will not be available at the Australian Consulate-General, Hong Kong.
Voters in Hong Kong and Macau can apply online for a postal vote from Wednesday 2 November which will be emailed to you. Visit the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) website for more information.
You can return your postal vote directly to the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) using the envelope provided, or drop off to the Australian Consulate-General by 4:00pm on Friday 25 November:
23/F, Harbour Centre
25 Harbour Road
Wan Chai, Hong Kong
To drop off your postal vote, please visit the Consulate-General between 9:00am to 4:00pm, Monday-Friday (open during lunch hours).
Postal votes returned directly to the VEC in Australia must be witnessed and posted on or before 3:00pm (HKT) on Saturday 26 November and be received by the VEC no later than 3:00pm (HKT) on Friday 2 December.
- 2 November: Postal vote applications open
- 8 November: Electoral roll closes at 5:00pm (HKT)
- 23 November: Postal vote applications close at 3:00pm (HKT)
- 25 November: You can drop your postal vote at the Consulate up until 4:00pm (HKT)
- 26 November (Election Day): Postal ballots must be completed and postmarked no later than 3:00pm (HKT)
- 2 December: VEC cut-off for receiving votes, completed ballots must be received by 3:00pm (HKT) to be counted
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Is voting compulsory for Victorians in Hong Kong and Macau?
Voting in the Victorian State Election is not compulsory for voters overseas. If you’re not able to vote, you will need to let the VEC know by submitting an ‘away from Victoria’ form. Find out more: https://www.vec.vic.gov.au/voting/2022-state-election/away-during-the-election
How early before the election are postal votes sent out?
Voters will receive their ballots to the email address and mobile phones they nominate on registration within 24 hours of registration.
When do requests for postal votes close?
Requests for postal votes will close on 23 November 2022. The Victorian Electoral Commission strongly encourages you to apply for a postal vote and return the completed ballot as soon as possible to ensure there is enough time for it to be received by the VEC before 3:00pm (HKT) on 2 December.