Voting in the 2023 Referendum
On 14 October 2023, Australians will be asked to vote in a referendum to alter the Constitution.
The Australian High Commission in Dhaka will be an in-person voting centre and postal vote collection centre.
All eligible Australians living in or visiting Bangladesh will be 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.
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. You can also use the Overseas Notification Form and email it to [email protected].
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 from AEC is 6pm, Wednesday 11 October 2023 AEST.
You can return your postal vote directly to the AEC in Australia or you can drop it off at the Australian High Commission no later than 3pm Thursday, 12 October.
In Person Voting
In-person voting will be held at the Australian High Commission in Dhaka between the hours of 0830 am – 1200 noon and 1330 – 1500 on the following days:
- Tuesday 03 October to Thursday 05 October 2023
- Sunday 08 October to Thursday 12 October 2023
If you intend to vote in person, you will need to schedule an appointment through the following link or by scanning the QR code below. Please bring along photo identification and your appointment confirmation email to show when you arrive at the High Commission. If you are unable to schedule an appointment on your preferred day, we will consider walk-in appointments between the hours of 0830 am – 1200 noon and 1330 – 1500 until 12 October 2023. For further information please email us at [email protected].
Appointment booking: https://australianhighcommissionbangladesh0126.setmore.com