March 13, 2020

Wondering where to vote in the upcoming Council elections?

Voting is compulsory in all Local Government elections, and residents may be fined if they don’t vote.

Check your enrolment details online to see what Council area you live in and what Division (it is now too late to enrol for this election if you’re not already on the electoral roll).

Voters have a choice of:

  • Applying for a postal vote (apply online before 7:00pm on Monday, March 16)
  • Voting early (see list of sites, below)
  • Voting on election day (see list of polling booths, below)

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Where To Vote Early 

Early voting will start at most centres on Monday, March 16, and run until Friday, March 27. Opening hours may vary from centre to centre:

Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council

  • NDIS Building, 22 Barambah Ave, Cherbourg

Gympie Regional Council

  • Gympie Civic Centre (Fossickers Room), 32 Mellor Street, Gympie

Somerset Regional Council

  • Lowood Showgrounds, Station St, Lowood
  • The Rectory, 85 Ipswich St, Esk

South Burnett Regional Council

  • Council Offices, 48 Drayton Street, Nanango
  • Council Offices, 69 Hart Street, Blackbutt
  • Town Hall Reception Room, 45 Glendon Street, Kingaroy
  • Council Offices, 42 Stephens Street, Murgon
  • Council Offices, corner Mackenzie & Scott Streets, Wondai

Toowoomba Regional  Council

  • Oakey Customer Service Centre, 64 Campbell Street
  • Pittsworth Service Centre, 85 Yandilla Street
  • Railway Goods Shed, Victoria Street, Toowoomba City
  • Ruthven Central Shopping Centre, Tenancy 4, 692 Ruthven Street, South Toowoomba
  • Council Offices, 25 Emu Creek Road, Crows Nest
  • Council Offices, 2‐16 Campbell Street, Millmerran

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Where You Can Vote On March 28

Polling booths either have “Full” disability access or “Assisted” access unless otherwise marked.  Those with “Assisted” access are marked with an asterisk*

Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council

  • Cherbourg Town Hall, 22 Barambah Avenue

Gympie Regional Council – Division 6

  • Goomeri State School, MacTaggart Street
  • Kilkivan State School, 6 Council Street
  • Lower Wonga Hall, 7 Lower Wonga Road
  • Pie Creek Hall, Herron Road
  • Tansey Bowls Club, 21 Tansey Hall Road
  • Widgee State School, 2156 Gympie‐Woolooga Road

Linville and Moore – Somerset Regional Council

  • * Moore Soldiers Memorial Hall, D’Aguilar Highway

South Burnett – South Burnett Regional Council

  • * Divisions 3, 4 & 6 – Kingaroy State High School, 15 Toomey Street
  • Division 1 – Nanango State School, 39 Drayton Street (access via Burnett Street)
  • Division 2 – Blackbutt State School, 25 Crofton Street
  • Division 2 – Brooklands Rural Fire Brigade, Lord Street
  • * Division 2 – Maidenwell Hall, Pool Street
  • Division 2 – Nanango State School, 39 Drayton Street (access via Burnett Street)
  • Division 3 – Coolabunia State School, corner D’Aguilar Highway and Mary Street
  • Division 3 – Taabinga State School, Railway Terrace
  • Division 4 – St John’s Lutheran School, 84 Ivy Street
  • * Division 5 – Cloyna State School, 8 William Webber Road
  • Division 5 – Mondure Community Hall
  • Division 5 – Murgon  PCYC South Burnett, 40‐42 Macalister Street
  • * Division 5 – Proston State School, 94 Rodney Street
  • Division 5 – Wheatlands State School, 422 Byee Road
  • * Division 6 – Durong Community Hall, 8940 Chinchilla Wondai Road, Durong South
  • Division 6 – Inverlaw Farmers Hall, 1136 Kingaroy‐Burrandown Road
  • Division 6 – Kumbia State School, 22 Bell Street
  • Division 6 – Wondai Memorial Hall, corner Mackenzie & Scott streets
  • Division 6 – Wooroolin State School, 34 Frederick Street

Cooyar and Yarraman – Toowoomba Regional Council

  • Cooyar State School, 16 Gracey Street – no disability access
  • Yarraman State School, 17 John Street

NB. This information was correct as at March 13, 2020, but the ECQ has warned it is subject to change.  


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6 Responses to "Do You Know Where To Vote?"

  1. Rae Goes  March 23, 2020

    What can you do to vote this weekend when you are in isolation and have to stay home. Is there a phone number? Please advise.

    Reply
    • News Desk  March 23, 2020

      Rae … Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said today that people who were in isolation should contact the Electoral Commission of Queensland and explain their circumstances. Their phone number is 1300-881-665 or ecq@ecq.qld.gov.au

      Reply
  2. Maurice John Sanford  March 25, 2020

    Can you vote?

    Reply
    • News Desk  March 26, 2020

      Yes. And voting is still compulsory. Pre-polling booths are open throughout the region. Authorities are telling people to go in, vote and leave. Stay 1.5m away from other people and don’t hang around to socialise. They have also suggested that people BYO pen to fill in the ballot paper. Candidates won’t be handing out How To Vote cards and there will be no “democracy sausages” sizzling …

      Reply
  3. Kim Rosenberg  March 27, 2020

    I tried to ring to do phone voting but couldn’t get through so will have to vote in Cooyar or Yarraman today. You need more staff answering the 1300 number.

    Reply
    • News Desk  March 27, 2020

      Kim, the nearest pre-polling centre for Yarraman or Cooyar residents is at the TRC Council Offices, 25 Emu Creek Road, Crows Nest.

      Reply

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