Australian Consulate-General
Hong Kong
Also accredited to Macau

Australian Federal Election 2022

Australian Federal Election 2022


Australian Elections

For general information on Australian elections, enrolment and voting while overseas, visit the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) website:, or contact the AEC by calling +61 2 6160 2600 or emailing [email protected]. You can also follow the AEC's Twitter  @AusElectoralCom and Facebook.

2022 Australian Federal Election

The Australian federal election will be held on 21 May 2022. If you are still in Australia, you can pre-poll vote from 9 May 2022.

In person voting will not be available at the Australian Consulate-General, Hong Kong.

Applications for postal vote have now closed.

You can return your postal vote directly to the AEC or drop off to the Australian Consulate-General by 4:00pm on Friday, 20 May:

Election Officer
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.

Postal votes must be returned as quickly as possible to ensure they are received by the AEC in time to be counted.

Key Dates

  • Pre-polling at early voting centres in Australia will open from 9 May 2022. If you are going to be in Australia during this time you might consider voting at an early voting centre. See Voting options - Australian Electoral Commission (
  • Postal vote applications close on 18 May 2022. See Apply for a postal vote - Australian Electoral Commission (
  • Postal vote must be completed and witnessed by 6pm (HKT/AWST) on 21 May (election day)
  • Votes can be sent directly to the AEC, mailed or dropped off at the Consulate. To send in your postal vote, please send to:

    Election Officer
    23/F, Harbour Centre
    25 Harbour Road
    Wan Chai, Hong Kong
  • You can drop your postal vote at the Consulate up until 4pm on 20 May 2022
  • You have until 3 June 2022 for the AEC to receive your postal vote to be counted in the election

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Is voting compulsory for Australians in Hong Kong and Macau?

Voting in a federal election is not compulsory for Australians overseas. If you are unable to vote you should complete and submit an overseas notification form.

How early before the election are postal votes sent out?

The AEC is delivering postal ballot papers directly to overseas voters by international courier (DHL) and has already commenced progressively sending postal votes to overseas voters.

When do requests for postal votes close?

Requests for postal votes will close on 18 May 2022. The Australian Electoral Commission recommends you apply for a postal vote as soon as possible to ensure there is enough time for it to be posted to you and returned to the Australian Electoral Commission by 3 June 2022.

For further details refer: Postal voting – frequently asked questions – Australian Electoral Commission (