2023 Voice Referendum: provision of voting services
The Prime Minister announced the 2023 Voice Referendum will be held on 14 October 2023.
On 14 October 2023, Australians will be asked to vote in a referendum to alter the Constitution.
The Australian High Commission in Ta' Xbiex will be an in-person voting centre and postal vote collection centre. For directions click here
All eligible Australians living in or visiting Malta are able to vote.
To be eligible to vote, you must be enrolled. Please ensure that your enrolment details are up to date at the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) website.
In Person Voting:
In-person voting will be held at the High Commission in Ta' Xbiex from Monday 09 to Friday 13 October between 9am and 2pm.
No appointment is required - voting is on a 'first come/first serve' basis.
Seating & shelter: There will be some seating available under a gazebo to protect voters from the elements.
Bathroom facilities: The Australian High Commission does not have public restrooms or baby changing facilities.
Impaired mobility: Visitors with mobility concerns should not encounter difficulties as the voting area is at road level. Seating is also available.
Photo ID: Please bring photo identification (if possible, Australian) with you.
If you are overseas and are unable to vote in-person, you can apply for a postal vote. Postal vote packs will be sent to you from Australia by courier, so you are encouraged to apply as early as possible. The latest date to request a postal vote is 10am, Wednesday 11 October 2023 local time.
You can return your postal vote directly to the AEC in Australia or you can drop it off at the Australian High Commission in Ta' Xbiex from Monday 09 to Friday 13 October between 9am and 2pm.
It is not compulsory to vote if you are not in Australia at the time of the referendum. If you will be overseas at the time and unable to vote, you can advise the AEC by completing and returning the Overseas Notification Form.
Additional information on the referendum and voting is available from the AEC website and Smartraveller.