The timetable for the 2017 General Election is as follows:
|Wednesday 1 February||Prime Minister announces dates for 2017 general election|
|Friday 23 June||Regulated period for election advertising expenses begins|
|Monday 26 June||Launch of enrolment campaign|
|Tuesday 22 August||Dissolution of Parliament|
|Wednesday 23 August||Writ Day
Governor General issues formal direction to the Electoral Commission to hold the election.
|Thursday 24 August||Nominations open for individual electorate candidates.|
Monday 28 August
Deadline for registered political parties to nominate their electorate candidates.
Deadline for registered political parties to submit list candidates.
|Tuesday 29 August
|Nominations close for individual electorate candidates.|
Wednesday 30 August
|Candidates, advance voting place and election day voting place information released.|
|Wednesday 6 September||Overseas Voting starts
Telephone Dictation Voting starts
|Monday 11 September||Advance Voting starts|
|Thursday 21 September
|Registration for telephone dictation voting closes|
|Friday 22 September||Advance Voting ends
Last day to enrol for the election.
|Friday 22 September
|Regulated period ends
All election advertising must end and election signs must be taken down
|Saturday 23 September||Election Day
Polling places open from 9.00am to 7.00pm.
Preliminary results released progressively from 7.00pm on
|Saturday 7 October||Official results for general election declared
(including special declaration votes)
|Wednesday 11 October||Deadline for applications for Judicial Recount|
|Thursday 12 October
(later if recount)
|Return of Writ showing successful electorate candidates
Declaration of election of List members
Last updated: 09 October 2017