Here's How Aussies Who Are Overseas Can Vote In The Marriage Law Postal Survey

There are three main options.

Here's How Aussies Who Are Overseas Can Vote In The Marriage Law Postal Survey

Australians who will be overseas during the upcoming Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey now have a number of solutions that will allow them to participate and have their say.

If you're only going to be overseas during part of the survey period, you should submit your form before or after you return. 

The ABS also says that it is totally fine for a trusted person to fill in your form for you and mail it back if you're going to be overseas for the entire survey period. 

If neither of those options help you out, provisions will be made for you to complete the survey online or via phone. 

Here's everything you need to know from the ABS:

There are multiple options for participation in the survey for eligible Australians that are overseas. Australians who are temporarily overseas may be able to complete their survey form before they leave or after they return. Survey forms will be delivered by 25 September and need to be received at the ABS by the 7 November deadline, allowing a reasonable period for completing and posting back the paper form.

Eligible Australians that are overseas for this entire period could ask a trusted person to receive their form on their behalf, open it, complete it based on their instruction and return it to the ABS.

If neither of the above options are possible, the eligible Australian overseas will be able to request a Secure Access Code from the ABS through the Information Line or the ABS website from 25 September to 20 October 2017 and complete the survey online, via the automated telephony service or via a call centre.


The Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey Information Line, 1800 572 113, is open seven days a week, 8am to 8pm (local time). You can find further information on the ABS website.

You have until August 24 to enrol to vote or change your details. Do it HERE right now.

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