2025 WA State Election

Western Australia’s next State Election will be held on Saturday 8 March 2025.  Voting is compulsory. 

Electoral Boundaries 

Some electoral boundaries have changed since the last State Election. You may be in a different electorate even if you have not changed address. Learn more about your electoral boundaries. 

Enrol to vote

You must enrol to vote or update your enrolment by 6 pm, Thursday 13 February to be on the roll for the 2025 State Election. This is important especially if you’ve turned 18, become an Australian citizen or changed your name or address since the last election in 2021. Learn more about enrolment.  

Key dates

Friday 3 January  Postal vote applications open
Thursday 13 February  Last day to join the electoral roll, 6 pm
Monday 24 February Early voting opens
Wednesday 5 March Last day to apply for postal vote, 6 pm
Saturday 8 March ELECTION DAY 8 am – 6 pm
Thursday 13 March Last day for postal votes to be returned, 9 am

For more detail, see the 2025 State General Election timeline.

Voting options 

There are many ways you can vote: 

  • Vote in person on election day, Saturday 8 March 
  • Vote early in person, from 24 February 
  • Vote by post, apply from 3 January 

There are also opportunities for eligible Western Australians to vote via remote or mobile polling and at overseas and interstate polling places. 

Changes to voting in the Legislative Council (upper house) 

In 2025 there are changes to the way voting is done for the Legislative Council (upper house). To vote in the upper house (large ballot paper), first decide whether you want to vote ‘above’ or ‘below’ the thick line on the ballot paper. Then mark the ballot paper:   

  • If you’re voting above the line: number one or more squares  

  • If you’re voting below the line: number 20 or more squares. You don’t have to number all the boxes if you don’t want to.