2017 General Election Timetable

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.
Tuesday 29 August
Nominations close for individual electorate candidates.
Wednesday 6 September Overseas Voting starts
Monday 11 September Advance Voting starts
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.

Election Night
Preliminary results released progressively from 7.00pm on
Saturday 7 October Official results for general election declared
(including special declaration votes)
Last updated: 26 July 2017