ELECTION 2022: Your guide to voting on election day

Australians will today go to the polls to vote in the 2022 federal election.

There are 17 million people enrolled to vote making up 96.3 per cent of the eligible population.

As of Friday morning, 4.6 million people had already cast their vote at pre-poll centres.


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Here is your election guide including where you can vote on the Gold Coast.

Who has to vote?

Australian citizens over the age of 18 must enrol and vote in the federal election.

Where can I vote? 

You can vote at any polling place in your state or territory. See the list of Gold Coast polling locations below

What electorate am I in?

There are five federal electorates that cover the Gold Coast. They are McPherson, Moncrieff, Fadden, Forde and Wright. You can check which electorate you are in by visiting https://electorate.aec.gov.au/

When can I vote?

For those voting on election day, polling places open at 8am and close at 6pm sharp.

What if I have COVID-19?

People diagnosed with COVID-19 or have COVID symptoms are urged not to attend polling places. A late rule change has allowed anyone who has tested positive since 6pm last Friday to vote over the phone. You will need to register online first before 4pm on Saturday, May 21 – https://www.aec.gov.au/election/covid19-affected.htm

What do I do when I get to a polling place? 

An AEC official will ask for your name and address and mark it off the electoral roll. You’ll then be given two ballot papers – a green one for the House of Representatives and a white one for the Senate.

On the green ballot paper, you will need to number all boxes in the order of your choice.

On the white ballot paper, you will need to number at least six boxes above the line in the order of your choice, or twelve boxes below the line.

Fold your ballot papers and put them in the right ballot boxes. Then grab yourself a democracy sausage!

GOLD COAST POLLING PLACES*

FADDEN

  • Alberton, St Peter’s Lutheran Church Hall, 187 Alberton Rd
  • Arundel, Arundel State School, 185 Napper Rd
  • Arundel East, Arundel Presbyterian Church, 132 Allied Dr
  • Biggera Waters, Biggera Waters State School, 2 Morala Ave
  • Coombabah, Coombabah State School, 164-172 Oxley Dr
  • Coombabah South, Coombabah State High School, 550 Pine Ridge Rd
  • Coomera, Coomera State School, Dreamworld Pkwy
  • Coomera East, Picnic Creek State School, 25 Edwardson Dr
  • Coomera North, Coomera Rivers State School, 81-87 Finnegan Way
  • Harley Park, Labrador Memorial Senior Citizens Centre, 370 Marine Pde
  • Helensvale, Helensvale State School, 8 Lindfield Rd
  • Helensvale North, Helensvale State High School, 243 Discovery Dr
  • Hope Island, Banksia Park Hall, 27 Crescent Ave
  • Hope Island Central, Bonny Babes Childcare Centre, 77 Crescent Ave
  • Jacobs Well, Jacobs Well Community Centre, 27 Bay Dr
  • Labrador, Labrador State School, Turpin Rd
  • Ormeau, Ormeau Woods State High School, 148 Goldmine Rd
  • Oxenford, Gaven State School, 212 Universal St
  • Oxenford, Oxenford State School, 90 Michigan Dr
  • Pacific Pines, Pacific Pines State High School, 15 Archipelago St
  • Pacific Pines Central, Pacific Pines State School, 47-67 Santa Isobel Blvd
  • Pacific Pines North, Jubilee Primary School, 34 Manra Way
  • Paradise Lakes, Marj Shipman Community Centre, 91 Hansford Rd
  • Paradise Point, Paradise Point Community Centre, Community La
  • Pimpama, Pimpama State School, 9 Hotham Creek Rd
  • Pimpama, Ormeau State School, 29 Mirambeena Dr
  • Pimpama Central, Gainsborough State School, 180 Yawalpah Rd
  • Pimpama East, Pimpama State Primary College, cnr Dixon Dr & Cunningham Dr Nth
  • Runaway Bay, Runaway Bay Community Centre, Lae Dr
  • Southport North, Southport State High School, 75 Smith St
  • Woongoolba, Woongoolba Public Hall, 1226 Stapylton Jacobs Well Rd

FORDE

  • Cedar Creek, Cedar Creek State School, 1a Chardon Bridge Rd
  • Coomera Springs, Coomera Springs State School, 225 Old Coach Rd
  • Ormeau, Norfolk Village State School, 83 Halfway Dr
  • Ormeau North, Ormeau Community Centre, 3 Cuthbert Dr
  • Oxenford, Oxenford State School, 90 Michigan Dr
  • Pimpama, Ormeau State School, 29 Mirambeena Dr
  • Pimpama, Pimpama State School, 9 Hotham Creek Rd
  • Upper Coomera, Highland Reserve State School, 570 Reserve Rd
  • Upper Coomera North, Upper Coomera State College, 137 Reserve Rd

MCPHERSON

  • Bonogin, St Benedict’s Catholic Community Hall, 2 Wallaby Dr
  • Burleigh Heads, Burleigh Heads State School, 1750 Lower Gold Coast Hwy
  • Burleigh North, Burleigh Heads RSL, 8 Sixth Ave
  • Burleigh Waters, Burleigh Waters Community Centre, 131 Christine Ave
  • Coolangatta, Coolangatta Senior Citizens Centre, 2 Gerrard St
  • Currumbin, Currumbin State School, 6 Philip St
  • Currumbin Valley, Currumbin Valley State School, 1233 Currumbin Creek Rd
  • Currumbin Waters, Elanora Community Centre, Galleon Way
  • Elanora, Elanora State School, K P McGrath Dr
  • Elanora West, Elanora State High School, cnr Avocado St & Nineteenth Ave
  • Kirra, Coolangatta State School, Stapylton St
  • Merrimac, Merrimac State School, 2 Boowaggan Rd
  • Merrimac East, Merrimac State High School, 3-31 Dunlop Ct
  • Miami West, Miami State School, 18-38 Oceanic Dr
  • Mudgeeraba, Mudgeeraba Creek State School, 1-9 Hardys Rd
  • Palm Beach, Share-N-Care Centre, Tenth Ave
  • Palm Beach North, Palm Beach State School, 13-19 Nineteenth Ave
  • Palm Beach South, Palm Beach-Currumbin State High School, Thrower Dr
  • Reedy Creek, King’s Christian College, 68 Gemvale Rd
  • Reedy Creek South, Reedy Creek Baptist Church, 10 Gemvale Rd
  • Robina, Robina State School, 1-13 Killarney Ave
  • Robina North, Newlife Uniting Church, 4 Greenwich Ct
  • Robina West, Robina State High School,1 Investigator Dr
  • Tallai, Mudgeeraba State School, 32-48 Old Coach Rd
  • Tallebudgera, Tallebudgera State School, 492 Guineas Creek Rd
  • Tallebudgera Valley, Tallebudgera Valley Community Hall, 611 Tallebudgera Creek Rd
  • Tugun, Tugun Village Community Centre, 414-432 Coolangatta Rd
  • Varsity Lakes, Varsity College (Middle and Senior Campus),198 Varsity Pde
  • Varsity Lakes Central, Varsity College (Junior School), Christine Ave
  • Varsity Lakes South, Varsity Lakes Community Resource Centre, 20 Mattocks Rd, Jim Harris Park

MONCRIEFF

  • Ashmore, Ashmore State School, 92-122 Currumburra Rd
  • Ashmore West, Aquinas College, Edmund Rice Dr
  • Bellevue Park, Bellevue Park State School, 20 Sapium Rd
  • Benowa, Benowa State School, Benowa Rd
  • Broadbeach, Broadbeach State School, 187 Old Burleigh Rd
  • Broadbeach Waters, Broadbeach Senior Citizens Centre, 23 T E Peters Dr
  • Broadbeach Waters West, Bavia House, 14 Kalimna Dr
  • Bundall, Gold Coast City Council Chambers, 135 Bundall Rd
  • Burleigh Heads, Burleigh Heads State School, 1750 Lower Gold Coast Hwy
  • Burleigh North, Burleigh Heads RSL, 8 Sixth Ave
  • Carrara, Emmanuel College, 17 Birmingham Rd
  • Highland Park, William Duncan State School, 114-136 Alexander Dr
  • Isle Of Capri, Surfers Paradise State School, St Andrews Ave
  • Keebra Park, Keebra Park State High School, Anne St
  • Main Beach, Main Beach Pavillion, Macarthur Pde
  • Mermaid Beach, Mermaid Beach Community Centre, 2439 Gold Coast Hwy
  • Merrimac, Merrimac State School, 2 Boowaggan Rd
  • Merrimac East, Merrimac State High School, 3-31 Dunlop Ct
  • Miami, Miami State High School, Great Hall Dr
  • Miami West, Miami State School, 18-38 Oceanic Dr
  • Molendinar, Lynne Richardson Community Centre, 2A Gidgee Ct
  • Nerang, Nerang State School, 3 Nerang St
  • Nerang East, Earle Haven, 62 Lawrence Dr
  • Nerang South, PCYC Nerang, 33 Cayuga St
  • Nerang West, Nerang State High School, 1-35 Weedons Rd
  • Southport, Southport Community Centre, 6 Lawson St
  • Southport Central, Crosslife Baptist Church, cnr Eugaree St & Nerang St
  • Southport North, Southport State High School, 75 Smith St
  • Southport West, Southport Church of Christ, 1 Griffith Way
  • Surfers Paradise, 3142 Surfers Paradise Blvd
  • Worongary, Worongary State School, 2 Delta Cove Dr

WRIGHT

  • Beechmont, Beechmont State School, 1922 Beechmont Rd
  • Canungra, Canungra State School, 5-9 Christie St
  • Mudgeeraba, Mudgeeraba Creek State School, 1-9 Hardys Rd
  • Oxenford, Gaven State School, 212 Universal St
  • Oxenford, Oxenford State School, 90 Michigan Dr
  • Pacific Pines, Pacific Pines State High School, 15 Archipelago St
  • Pacific Pines North, Jubilee Primary School, 34 Manra Way
  • Springbrook, Springbrook State School, 2327 Springbrook Rd
  • Tallai, Mudgeeraba State School, 32-48 Old Coach Rd
  • Tamborine, Tamborine Memorial Hall, 2680-2726 Waterford Tamborine Rd
  • Tamborine Mountain, St Bernard State School, 1-19 School Rd
  • Tamborine North, Tamborine Mountain State High School, 67-87 Holt Rd
  • Worongary South, Mudgeeraba Soccer Club, cnr Old Coach Rd & Tallai Rd

*Source: Australian Electoral Commission.