Australian High Commission
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Australian Federal Election

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.

Tunisia: Australians are encouraged to vote via postal vote, which can be posted to the AEC directly.

Malta: Australians can either send their postal vote directly to the AEC or send or bring it to the Australian High Commission, Ta’Xbiex Terrace, Ta’Xbiex XBX 1034. Postal votes can be dropped into the High Commission from Thursday 12 May to Friday 20 May between 0830 – 1530.

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


In-person client services are strictly by appointment only – from Tuesday to Friday each week, between 0900 - 1200. Please contact us if you wish to make an appointment - we may instead be able to deal with your matter by phone or email.

The Australian Government provides emergency 24 hour consular assistance. If you are an Australian citizen requiring urgent consular assistance:

  • call the chancery switchboard on +356 2133 8201

If we cannot take your call you will be provided the option to be transferred to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's 24 hour Consular Operations Centre in Canberra

Call the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's 24 hour Consular Operations Centre directly on:

  • +61 2 6261 3305 from overseas

  • 1300 555 135 from within Australia

  • +61 421 269 080 for SMS


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