Bundamba By-election

A by-election for the Queensland electoral district of Bundamba was held on Saturday 28 March 2020. This is because the current sitting member resigned. The by-election was on the same day as the 2020 local government elections - Saturday, 28 March 2020.

Results for the Bundamba by-election will be released progressively on the Bundamba by-election results page.

The ECQ delivered the elections based on advice from Queensland’s health authorities and experts regarding the impact of COVID-19. It put a range of protection measures in place.


Voting is compulsory.

The ECQ published daily updates throughout the delivery of the 2020 local government elections and Currumbin and Bundamba State by-elections.

Key election information for the Bundamba by-election

The Speaker, the Honourable Curtis Pitt MP, issued a writ for an election for the electoral district of Bundamba, to be held on Saturday 28 March 2020. This was the same date as the 2020 local government elections.

The electoral roll closed on Friday, 28 February 2020.

For more information about enrolling to vote or updating your enrolment details, see Enrol to vote.

Candidate nominations for the Bundamba by-election are now closed.

Candidates had until 12pm (midday) on Tuesday, 3 March 2020, to nominate for election for the electoral district of Bundamba.

On Tuesday, 3 March 2020, the ECQ conducted a random draw to determine the order in which candidates' names appear on the ballot paper.

The by-election candidates in ballot paper order are:

  1. Sharon Bell (Pauline Hanson's One Nation)
  2. Lance McCallum (Australian Labor Party)
  3. Danielle Mutton (The Greens)
  4. Robert Shearman (LNP)

Postal vote applications closed at 7pm Monday, 16 March 2020.

Postal votes must be completed by 6pm on election day (Saturday, 28 March 2020) and the ECQ must receive your postal vote no later than 5pm on Tuesday, 7 April 2020. This is the same date as the close of postal votes for the 2020 local government elections.

Telephone voting closed at 6pm Saturday, 28 March 2020.

This service was offered to eligible voters, including those who identified as having an impairment, disability or a low level of literacy, or those advised by a medical practitioner to remain in isolation during the election period due to exposure to COVID-19.

Early voting closed at 6pm Friday, 27 March 2020.  The timeframe for early voting in the Bundamba by-election was the same as the 2020 local government elections.

Mobile polling including registered declared institutions will be provided in some regional areas and hospitals.

Election day was Saturday, 28 March 2020 and polling booths were open from 8am to 6pm. This was the same as the 2020 local government elections.

Bundamba voters could vote for both their state representative and their local government councillors and mayor at any polling booth in Bundamba.

Following the close of polling at 6pm on election day, 28 March 2020, an unofficial preliminary count of votes is conducted.

The ECQ will start the official vote count and progressively publish results on the Bundamba by-election results page.

For more information go to How are votes counted?

Returning Officer

Wendy O’Sullivan
Units 1, 2 and 3
14 Coal St
Bundamba QLD 4304


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