Services for Australians Overseas
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.
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
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
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.