Australia is a representative democracy in which voting is a fundamental right. We elect representatives at each of the three levels of government; local, State and Federal.
At each election you get to decide how you would like to be represented in government, by choosing which party or candidate best represent your views.
If it is an attendance election, simply go to a voting centre on election day. Voting centre locations are advertised in newspapers and on the VEC website before the election. When you arrive at the voting centre, an election official will confirm your details and issue you with ballot papers.
If you can't get to a voting centre on election day, you can either vote in person at an early voting centre or you may be able to register to vote by post.
Some elections are conducted entirely by post. In this case, the VEC will send ballot papers to eligible and enrolled Victorians. Just fill out your ballot paper and return it in the pre-paid envelope.
For more information, please see our voting section.
For more information, please see our stand for election section.
For more information, please see about the VEC.