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Australian Federal Elections 2016

The Australian federal election will be held on Saturday 2 July 2016. It is now too late to enrol to vote for this election.

In-person voting will not be available at the Australian High Commission in Islamabad. Online applications for a postal vote (for those already registered to vote) are available on AEC wbsite at Your application for a postal vote must be recieved by AEC by 29 June 2016. Once you have submitted your application for a postal vote, the AEC will send your ballot papers to the postal address you have provided.

If you have queries relating to being overseas at election time, or your electoral enrolment status, or your eligibility to vote, please visit the Australian Electoral Commission’s (AEC) website, or contact the AEC via e-mail ( or telephone (+61 2 6160 2600).

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Travel Advice

The Travel Advisory for Pakistan has been reviewed and reissued on Friday, 24 June 2016

This advice has been reissued with minor editorial amendments. The level of advice has not changed. We continue to strongly advise Australians to reconsider the need to travel to Pakistan.

Further information is in the travel advice for Pakistan and our travel bulletin available at

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