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Early voting on the Northern Beaches: Referendum pre-polling and polling day information for Manly and surrounds

Where can you vote in the referendum before voting day?

Prepolling has already begun and will be available for eligible voters for every day except Sunday until the official voting starts on the 14 October. 

How do you know if you’re eligible?

Anyone who is unable to make official voting day is eligible to early vote. To cast your ballot early, you need to show up to an early voting location, where they will ask your name, address and simply whether you are unable to vote on polling day, before giving you your ballot. They will not press you for a reason. The AEC includes a list of eligible reasons on it’s website, including travelling, working or live outside the electorate you are enrolled to vote in. 

You cast your vote at any polling place within the state you’re enrolled. Those living in a different state to where they are registered will need to visit a designated interstate voting centre. 

How can you postal vote?

If you’re unable to make any in-person voting, you must apply for a postal vote through the AEC. Deadlines for applications close at 6pm on Wednesday 11 October

What do you need in order to vote?

All you will be asked for when you turn up is your name, your address that is registered with the AEC and if you have already voted in the referendum. You do not need to provide your license or any photo ID.

How can you check my enrolment details?

To find out what address you have registered with the AEC, you can check on their website. You will need to provide the proper address to election workers on the day in order to receive your ballot. If you have an old details registered, it is acceptable to give them that address to receive your ballot, and you can update your details online before rolls close for the next election. 

So, where can I early vote?

There are five early voting locations in the Northern Beaches Council area. 


59A Old Barrenjoey Rd, Avalon Beach from 8.30-5.30pm everyday until Referendum (Friday 8.30am-6pm). More information 


Westfield Warringah Mall Community Roomcnr Condamine St & Old Pittwater Rd, Brookvale from 8.30-5.30pm everyday until Referendum (Friday 8.30am-6pm). More information

Terrey Hills

Terrey Hills Community Centre, Yulong Ave, Terrey Hills from 8.30-5.30 Tuesday until Referendum.


St Matthews, 1 Darley Road Manly, from 8.30-5.30pm everyday until Referendum (Friday 8.30am-6pm) More information 

North Narrabeen 

Bilarong Reserve, Wakehurst Pkwy, North Narrabeen 8.30-5.30pm everyday until Referendum (Friday 8.30am-6pm). More information 

Where can I vote on polling day on the Northern Beaches?

Official polling day is 8am to 6pm on Saturday 14 October. Expect lines to be a little longer and account for more time to vote on polling day, however this is also when you can expect most locations to have democracy sausage stands nearby.

Accessibility information for each location can be accessed by clicking the address links.



The Beach School

10 Malinya Rd, Allambie Heights NSW 2100

Allambie Heights Public School

165 Allambie Rd, Allambie Heights NSW 2100



All Saints Church Hall

18 Boyle St, Balgowlah NSW 2093


Manly West Public School

96 Griffiths St, Balgowlah NSW 2093


NBSC (Balgowlah Boys Campus)

27 Maretimo St, Balgowlah NSW 2093


Balgowlah Heights Public School 6-8pm

9B Lewis St, Balgowlah Heights NSW 2093


Balgowlah North Public School

10 Manning St, North Balgowlah NSW 2093




Beacon Hill Public School

6 Tristram Rd, Beacon Hill NSW 2100




Brookvale Public School

2-8 Old Pittwater Rd, Brookvale NSW 2100




NBSC (Freshwater Senior Campus)

153 Harbord Rd, Curl Curl NSW 2096


Curl Curl North Public School

27 Playfair Rd, North Curl Curl NSW 2099



Manly Life Church

3 William St, Fairlight NSW 2094




Harbord Literary Institute

31 Lawrence St, Freshwater NSW 2096


St Marks Anglican Church Hall

4 Oliver St, Freshwater NSW 2096


St John the Baptist Catholic Primary School

7 Johnson St, Freshwater NSW 2096


Harbord Public School

91 Oliver St, Freshwater NSW 2096



The Forest High School

135 Frenchs Forest Rd W, Frenchs Forest NSW 2086


Frenchs Forest Public School

10 Ann St, Frenchs Forest NSW 2086


St Matthews Anglican Church

1 Darley Rd, Manly NSW 2095


St Mary’s Catholic Church Hall

23-31 Whistler St, Manly NSW 2095


Manly Seniors Centre

275 Pittwater Rd, Manly NSW 2095



St Kieran’s Catholic Church Hall

2 King St, Manly Vale NSW 2093



Seaforth Public School

37 Kempbridge Ave, Seaforth NSW 2092






Barrenjoey High School

1-3 Coonanga Rd, Avalon Beach NSW 2107


Avalon Recreation Centre

59A Old Barrenjoey Rd, Avalon Beach NSW 2107


Avalon Public School

11 Old Barrenjoey Rd, Avalon Beach NSW 2107




St Luke’s Grammar School (Bayview Campus)

1977 Pittwater Rd, Bayview NSW 2104




Bilgola Plateau Public School

148A Plateau Rd, Bilgola Plateau NSW 2107



Collaroy Masonic Hall

1183 Pittwater Rd, Collaroy NSW 2097


Collaroy Plateau Youth & Community Centre

36 Blandford St, Collaroy Plateau NSW 2097


Collaroy Plateau Public School

41 Plateau Rd, Collaroy Plateau NSW 2097




Northern Beaches Secondary College (Cromer Campus)

120 South Creek Rd, Cromer NSW 2099


Cromer Public School

Carcoola Rd, Cromer NSW 2099



Dee Why Public School

Regent St, Dee Why NSW 2099


PCYC Northern Beaches

40 Kingsway, Dee Why NSW 2099


St John’s Anglican Church

87 Oaks Ave, Dee Why NSW 2099


1/2 Delmar Pde

1/2 Delmar Pde, Dee Why NSW 2099




Elanora Heights Public School

43 Elanora Rd, Elanora Heights NSW 2101




Newport Surf Life Saving Club

394 Barrenjoey Rd, Newport NSW 2106


Newport Public School

Stuart St, Newport NSW 2106




Mona Vale Memorial Hall

1 Park St, Mona Vale NSW 2103

Pittwater High School

1668 Pittwater Rd, Mona Vale NSW 2103


Mona Vale Public School

15 Waratah St, Mona Vale NSW 2103




Narrabeen Sports High School

10 Namona St, North Narrabeen NSW 2101


Lakes Parish Hall

21 Lagoon St, Narrabeen NSW 2101


Narrabeen Lakes Public School

1299 Pittwater Rd, Narrabeen NSW 2101




Narraweena Community Centre

74 Oceana St, Narraweena NSW 2099


Narraweena Public School

78 McIntosh Rd, Narraweena NSW 2099




Palm Beach Kindergarten

1053 Barrenjoey Rd, Palm Beach NSW 2108




Ted Blackwood Youth & Community Centre

cnr Jacksons & Boondah Rds, Warriewood NSW 2102




Wheeler Heights Public School

36 Veterans Pde, Wheeler Heights NSW 2097



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