Australian Embassy
Belgium, Luxembourg and Mission to the European Union and NATO

Australian Federal Election 2022

The next federal election will be held on 21 May 2022.
If you are still in Australia, you can pre-poll vote from 9 May 2022.
The AEC recommends overseas voters cast a postal vote in this election. If you plan to be overseas at the time of the election, make sure you check your enrolment and request a postal vote as soon as possible on the AEC website.
Australians in Belgium and Luxembourg are encouraged to vote via postal vote.

The Brussels Overseas Voting Centre (located at the Australian Embassy Brussels) is a postal vote location only.  In-person voting is not available.

You can:

  • Post your vote directly to the AEC (instructions in your postal vote)
  • Mail your postal vote to the Embassy (to be received by noon 25 May 2022):
    Australian Embassy to Belgium and Luxembourg
    Level 7, Avenue des Arts 56 / Kunstlaan 56
    1000 Brussels
  • Or drop off your postal vote at the Embassy (by noon 25 May 2022):
    Monday to Friday: 9:00am – 11:30am and 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Postal votes must be returned as quickly as possible to ensure they are received by the AEC in time to be counted.

We continue to receive completed postal ballots from Australians who received them in Belgium directly from the AEC.




COVID-19 - Information

From 18 April 2022, travellers to Australia will no longer be required to undertake a COVID-19 pre-departure test before boarding their flight. These changes will come into effect from 18 April 2022. Until that time all current pre-departure testing will remain in place.

Travellers are reminded that it is your responsibility to ensure you meet the health requirements of the airline you are travelling with and any countries you transit through.

You need to comply with the requirements in the state or territory of your arrival, and any other states or territories that you plan on travelling to. Individual state and territory restrictions can be found here:

Unvaccinated visa holders will still need a valid travel exemption to enter Australia.

Restrictions may change at short notice.


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Prime Minister The Hon Scott Morrison, MP 
Minister for  Foreign Affairs  Senator The Hon Marise Payne
Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment  Senator The Hon Simon Birmingham, MP
Treasurer The Hon Josh Frydenberg, MP
Minister for Agriculture Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie
Minister for Home Affairs The Hon Peter Dutton, MP
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