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Writs to Referendums: Celebrating Australia’s Unique Electoral System

Behind the scenes of a federal election.


Main floor

This exhibition, by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC), offers a glimpse into what it takes to deliver Australia’s largest and most complex peacetime logistical exercise.

Every Australian citizen contributes to the strength of our democracy. This exhibition documents the experiences of the many Australians involved in elections and referendums – including voters, temporary election workers, party workers, scrutineers and AEC staff.

A woman is sitting and viewing a large screen in an exhibition. A referendum sheet next to a bingo roller


This exhibition has a light projection upon entry and multiple video screens play.

This exhibition has low lighting.