Before election day
Early voting starts prior to election day and usually continues until 6pm on the Friday before election day.
Postal vote printing and mailing starts after nominations close. Voting must be completed by 6pm on election day.
If there is voting at declared institutions, this usually starts 11 days before election day.
Remote area mobile voting
Remote area mobile voting usually starts 2 weeks before election day.
On election day
Voting starts at 8am and continues to 6pm.
At 6pm on election night, the preliminary count of all available votes begins.
After election day
This is the official count and can take up to 10 days after election day, following the deadline for the return of postal votes.
The official count also includes the scrutiny of declaration votes, and allocation of preferences.