Jump the queues by heading down early and avoid all the campaigners and screaming children on election day.
Early voting in Melbourne is now open and you don’t even need a reason to cast your vote early. With early voting centres available in every district across Victoria, you can vote between Monday, November 14 and Friday, November 25.
The full list of early voting centre locations and hours can be found here. No democracy sausages if you do this though, sadly.
Early voting Melbourne
- Early voting is now open for the Victorian State Election, find a map of all of the early voting centres here
- You can vote early in centres across the state – you don’t need to provide a reason to vote early
- The state election takes place on Saturday, November 26
Stay up to date with what’s happening in and around Melbourne here.
Below is a short list of some of the districts in Melbourne and one of their early voting centres. If you don’t know what district you’re in, enter your address into the VEC site and they’ll let you know. This is not a full list of all the districts across Melbourne – if you don’t see your district in this list, head here to check where you can vote early.
- Albert Park District – Victorian Pride Centre
- Brighton District – St Stephen’s Church Hall
- Brunswick District – 629 Nicholson Street
- Caulfield District – Caulfield Presbyterian Church Hall
- Footscray District – 231 Hyde Street
- Glen Waverley District – 65 Mahoneys Road
- Hawthorn District – Chambly Hall
- Ivanhoe District – Rosanna Scout Group Hall
- Kew District – 50–52 Whitehorse Road
- Malvern District – St George’s Anglican Church Hall
- Melbourne District – Drill Hall
- Northcote District – Multifunction Centre, Islamic Museum of Australia
- Prahran District – South Yarra Community Baptist Church Hall
- Preston District – Shop 17, Reservoir Central
- Richmond District – T4, Richmond Traders
- Thomastown District – Epping Memorial Hall
- Williamstown District – 83 Stevedore Street
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If you’re actually away from the state for the election, you can vote from interstate in person at any State or Territory electoral commission across Australia. The locations and hours can be found here.
You can also vote by post – you must apply between Wednesday, November 2 and Wednesday, November 23, with the ballot packs sent out from Monday, November 14. Apply to vote by post by heading here and then enjoy the rest of your beach holiday.
If all of these elections, referendums, ballots, polls and stuff seem a bit overwhelming: the Victorian Electoral Commission has a service called VoterAlert, which is a free election reminder service that will let you know where and how to vote in any elections that you’re eligible to vote in. Sign up, and check your Victorian enrolment details, by heading here.
Didn’t see your district in our list? Check out the full list of early voting locations by heading here.