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2017 New England by-election

A by-election for the federal electoral Division of New England in New South Wales will be held on Saturday 2 December 2017.

You can check if you are enrolled in the Division of New England, enrol or update your enrolment details at www.aec.gov.au/enrol. The deadline to enrol is 8pm AEDT Friday 3 November 2017.

In-person voting will not be available outside of Australia for this by-election. If you will be overseas on by-election day, you can apply for a postal vote or you can vote in person in Australia before you go.

You can apply for a postal vote by completing a ‘Postal Vote Application’ on the AEC website. You should ensure that you apply for a postal vote as soon as possible to allow enough time for the ballot papers to reach you overseas before by-election day.

For more information, visit the AEC website at www.aec.gov.au/new-england or contact the AEC via email (info@aec.gov.au) or telephone +61 2 6113 4777 or +61 2 6160 2600.

 

Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey

The Australian Government will proceed with the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey of all Australians on the Commonwealth Electoral Roll.

Instructions on participation for Australians living and working overseas have been published on the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey website.

The Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey information line is 1800  572 113, if you are calling from overseas and cannot access this line, please dial +61 2 6252 5262. Charges apply. The information line is open 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm (local Australian time). 

The Australian Embassy will not be providing in-person or postal vote services for this survey.

 

Fee increases for Passports

Passport fees will increase in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) as of 1 January 2017. The new fee schedule is available on the Australian Passport Office’s website. Please note fees must be paid in US Dollars in cash.

Fee increases for Notarial Services

There will be an increase in notarial fees from 1 January 2017.  The new fee structure will better align with the commercial rates charged by public notaries. The new fee schedule is available on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s website.

 

What we can and cannot do

Assisting Australians overseas within limits

Travel information for Australians

Get the latest travel advisories and other traveller hints from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Passports

Complete a passport form online

On-line registration for Australians overseas

We encourage use of this online registration service by Australians planning to reside overseas for extended periods, and those travelling to locations where there are security risks.

Living in Country

Former residents

A gateway to information about Australian benefits, payments and services 

Centrelink International Services

Provides information about Centrelink International Services, the area of Centrelink responsible for delivery of social welfare payments to customers who are outside of Australia for 13 weeks or more.

Returning to Australia

Handy information for Australians or residents returning from a holiday or moving back to Australia.

Taking cats and dogs to Australia