Inala and Ipswich West by-elections

By-elections are being held to elect a new Member of Parliament for the State electorates of Inala and Ipswich West.

Polls have now closed.

Election day was Saturday, 16 March 2024.

View results for the Inala State by-election

View results for the Ipswich West State by-election

Key dates for the by-elections can be viewed on each of the election timetables:

View the writ for the Inala by-election.

View the writ for the Ipswich West by-election.

In person

Election day voting

Election day was Saturday, 16 March 2024 and is now closed.

Early voting

Early voting was available from 4 March to 15 March and is now closed.

Postal voting

Postal votes must have be completed by 6pm on election day, and the ECQ must receive it by Tuesday, 26 March 2024 for it to be counted.

Other ways to vote

Eligible electors may have also voted by:

  • telephone
  • mobile voting

Registrations for telephone voting were open until midday on election day, Saturday 16 March. If you had registered, you had to vote before 6pm on election day, 16 March.

Mobile voting was provided to electors in certain locations such as aged care facilities which have been designated as ‘declared institutions’.

These services are only available to eligible electors.

At these elections you needed to number all the boxes on the ballot paper in your preferred order. Starting with the number 1 for the candidate you most prefer.

This is the full preferential voting system, which is used as required by the Electoral Act 1992.

Watch this short video to learn about ways to vote.

  • Issue of the writ – 30 January 2024
  • Candidate nominations open – 31 January 2024
  • Close of electoral roll – 5 February 2024
  • Candidate nominations close – noon 13 February 2024
  • Ballot paper order draw – 2pm, 13 February 2024
  • Early voting – 4 March 2024 to 15 March 2024 excluding weekends
  • Election day – Saturday 16 March 2024
  • Return of the writ – 22 April 2024
  • Close of return of postal vote – 26 March 2024

Inala State by-election

Name: David Roberts
RO Office: 99 Kelliher Road, Richlands, QLD 4077

Ipswich West State by-election

Name: Peter O’Sullivan
RO Office: 22 Nicholas Street, Ipswich, QLD Australia 4305