Voice Referendum - 14 October 2023
On 14 October 2023, Australians will be asked to vote in a referendum to alter the Constitution.
To be eligible to vote, you must be enrolled. To check your enrolment details, visit Overseas Enrolment - Australian Electoral Commission.
The Australian Consulate will be an in-person voting centre as well as a postal vote collection centre. All eligible Australians living in or visiting French Polynesia will be able to vote.
In-person voting will be held at the Consulate during the following hours:
• Monday 2 October to Friday 6 October, 09:00 to 12:00
• Monday 9 October to Friday 13 October, 09:00 to 16:00
• Note that these times may change at short notice. Please visit our Faceboook page for regular updates.
• If you are overseas and are unable to vote in-person, you can apply for a postal vote. See here for more details: Referendum 2023 - Postal voting
• Postal vote packs will be sent to you from Australia by courier, so you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
• While postal voting is an option for all Australians, please note that courier services in French Polynesia are limited and you may not receive your postal vote in time.
• Completed postal votes can be returned directly to the AEC in Australia or you can drop it off at the Australian Consulate in Papeete during the hours listed above.
• The Consulate is located on Level 1, Fare Tony Building in Papeete.
You do not need to make an appointment to vote at the Australian Consulate during these times but you will need to bring photo identification.
It is not compulsory to vote if you are not in Australia at the time of the referendum. If you will be overseas at the time and unable to vote, you can advise the AEC by completing on Overseas Notification Form.
For updates and all the latest information on the referendum, visit the Australian Electoral Commission website, or call the AEC on +61 2 6160 2600 (charges apply). You can also follow the AEC on Facebook and Twitter.
Welcome to the Australian Consulate-General in French Polynesia
The Australian Consulate-General in Papeete is Australia’s official diplomatic mission in French Polynesia. It maintains Australia's relationships with the French state in French Polynesia and the French Polynesian government, and provides consular services to Australian and Canadian citizens in French Polynesia.
Public opening hours are from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday.
Australian Passports - All Australian new passport applications lodged overseas must be lodged in person. Some renewal applications can be lodged by mail. Additional overseas fees apply.
Visa for Australia - French nationals with a valid French passport are generally eligible to apply online for an eVisitor visa. Australian citizens must travel to Australia on an Australian passport.
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