You have one last chance to vote in Australia's same-sex marriage survey on Melbourne Cup day -- here's how

Hand delivery only. Photo: Cameron Spencer/ Getty Images

Voting in Australia’s same-sex marriage postal survey closes tomorrow, November 7, with the results announced the following Tuesday, November 15.

If you haven’t sent back your form, it’s way too late to pop it in the post, but there is one way you can still make your vote count, although it will involve a trip to the CBD in your capital city to hand deliver your ballot.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) announced last week that nearly 12.3 million Australians – 77% of eligible voters – had sent back their ballots by October 27, an increase of 400,000 from the previous previous week, and the ABS offices in Canberra, Sydney, Darwin, Brisbane, Perth, Hobart and Geelong are open tomorrow to take ballot papers from anyone who wants to hand-deliver them.

The bad news for Victorians is that the Melbourne office is closed on Tuesday for the Melbourne Cup – it’s a public holiday in the city, so the only solution there is to head to the Geelong office

  • ABS Canberra Office (ABS House) Ground Floor, 45 Benjamin Way, BELCONNEN ACT 2617
  • ABS Sydney Office Level 8, 44 Market Street, SYDNEY NSW 2000
  • ABS Darwin Office (Jacana House), 39-41 Woods Street, DARWIN NT 0800
  • ABS Brisbane Office 295 Ann Street, BRISBANE CITY QLD 4000
  • ABS Adelaide Office Level 9, ANZ House 11 Waymouth Street, ADELAIDE SA 5000
  • ABS Hobart Office 200 Collins Street, HOBART TAS 7000
  • ABS Geelong Office Level 2, 12 Gheringhap Street, GEELONG VIC 3220
  • ABS Perth Office Level 1, The Durack Centre, 263 Adelaide Terrace, PERTH WA 6000
  • The offices are open 8.30am to 4.30pm local time.

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