Heavy downpours force Gold Coast polling centre to close

A Gold Coast early voting centre has been forced to close after it flooded during the weekend’s heavy downpours.

The Electoral Commission of Queensland announced the Mermaid Beach Early Voting Centre will be closed for the remainder of the campaign because of “water damage”.

The closest early voting centre for people in that area will be the Varisty Lakes Office which is Suite A, Lot A, 191 Varsity Parade, Varsity Lakes.


The EQC is looking for another location.

“The ECQ will advise when it is relocated,” it said in a statement.