Currumbin By-election

There will be a by-election for the Legislative Assembly of Queensland electoral district of Currumbin on Saturday 28 March 2020. This is because the current sitting member resigned.

The by-election is on the same day as the 2020 local government election, 28 March 2020.

Voting is compulsory. For more information about enrolling to vote or updating your enrolment see Enrol to vote

Can’t vote on election day, 28 March? You can either vote early for the state electorate of Currumbin from 16 March or you can apply for a postal vote. Early voting centre places and times will be available soon at ecq.qld.gov.au.

Key election dates for the Currumbin by-election

The Governor His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC issued the Writ for the election of a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland for the Electoral District of Currumbin to be held on Saturday 28 March 2020. This is the same date as the local government elections.

Electors have until 5pm, 12 February 2020 to either update enrolment to a new name or address, or to enrol for the first time. This will ensure eligibility to vote in this election.

At 12:00pm on Thursday, 13 February, nominations close for candidates for election as the Member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland for the Electoral District of Currumbin.

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

On Thursday, 13 February, the ECQ conducted a random draw to determine the order in which candidates appear on the ballot paper.

The by-election candidates in ballot paper draw order are:

  1. Laura Gerber (LNP)
  2. Sally Spain (The Greens)
  3. Nicholas Bettany (Pauline Hanson’s One Nation)
  4. Kaylee Campradt (Australian Labor Party)

Postal vote applications opened on Thursday, 6 February following the Issue of the Writ. At 7pm on Monday, 16 March, postal vote applications close.

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

If you apply for a postal vote for the Currumbin by-election, this will also provide you with a postal vote for the local government election, and vice versa. Postal vote application forms are available here PDF (0.12 MB).

If you are unable to vote in person or apply for a postal vote due to ill health, a disability, or you are a carer, you can apply for telephone voting. Please call 1300 881 665 if you would like to register for this service.

Registration for telephone voting closes at 12 noon Saturday, 28 March.

Early voting is between 9am Monday, 16 March and 6pm Friday, 27 March.  The timeframe for early voting in the Currumbin by-election is the same as the local government elections. You will find early voting centre locations and times at ecq.qld.gov.au as soon as they are finalised.

Election day is on Saturday, 28 March 2020 and polling booths will be open from 8:00am to 6:00pm. This is the same as the local government election.

Currumbin voters can vote for both their state representative and their local government councillors and mayor at any polling booth in Currumbin. There will be two separate voting areas (state and local government) within the polling booth and Currumbin voters will need to vote in both elections.

On the night of the election when polling booths have closed, the first count of votes is conducted. This is to the first preference only. These results will be posted on the ECQ’s website.

The day after election day, the ECQ will start the official vote count and progressively publish results on the ECQ website.

For more information go to How are votes counted?

Returning Officer

The Returning Officer for the Currumbin by-election can be contacted at:
6/53 Township Drive
Burleigh Heads QLD 4220
Phone: 1300 881 665