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Sunshine Coast Polling Places Now Open for Early Voting


Keen to cast your vote to elect the members of the 46th Parliament of Australia and not sure whether you'll be able to attend a polling booth on voting day?

Here are your options for voting before election day.
 

In person at an early voting centre

If you can’t get to a polling place on election day you can vote at an early voting centre in Australia. 

Opening days and times vary so check the details of each early voting centre.

From April 29

MAROOCHYDORE - 64-70 Aerodrome Road
                                   4/54 Baden Powell Street

From May 6

BEERWAH - Beerwah Community Hall, 25 Peachester Road

BUDERIM - St Marks Anglican Church Hall, 7/17 Main Street

CALOUNDRA - Caloundra Community Centre, 58a Queen Street

COOLUM BEACH - Coolum Civic Centre, Park Street

GYMPIE - Gympie Senior Citizens Centre, 40 Mellor Street

MALENY - Maleny Community Centre, 23 Maple Street

MAROOCHYDORE -  64-70 Aerodrome Road
                                    4/54 Baden Powell Street

NAMBOUR - CWA Hall Nambour, 10 Short Street

SUNRISE BEACH - Sunrise Beach Uniting Church, 6 Grasstree Ct 

WARANA - Life Church, 6 Kawana Island Blvd 

Note: some early voting centres will not be open on election day.

For more information on voting at an early voting centre, click here.

Click here to find other early voting centres outside the Sunshine Coast


If you're overseas

If you’re overseas during the federal election period, you can vote at an overseas voting centre or by post.


Postal voting


AEC mobile voting

AEC mobile polling teams visit many voters who are not able to get to a polling place. Mobile polling facilities are set up in some hospitals, nursing homes, prisons and remote areas of Australia. Mobile polling is carried out around Australia during the election period.


Telephone voting

If you are blind or have low vision, you can cast your vote through the AEC’s telephone voting service.

Voters living with disability may also be eligible to cast their vote by post, or can vote with assistance at a polling place.



To vote early the AEC have set out eligibility requirements. These include being more than 8km away from a polling place, an illness, religious beliefs or travelling on election day.