2023 Referendum: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice
Australian voters will soon have their say in a referendum about whether we should change the Constitution to recognise the First Peoples of Australia by establishing a body called the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice ('the Voice').
The Australian Government has announced that the referendum will be held on Saturday 14 October 2023.
Council support for the 'yes' vote
We recognise the importance of listening respectfully to the views and needs of the local Aboriginal community, and that’s why we support the promotion of a ‘yes’ vote in the 2023 Referendum.
Before heading to the polls on Saturday, 14 October, we encourage our community to be informed about the importance of recognising the First Peoples of Australia by establishing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice.
Support for the 'yes' vote was resolved at the Council meeting on 3 April 2023. You can read the business papers from that meeting below:
- Item A - Lord Mayoral Minute - Support for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice PDF, 189.89 KB
- Council Meeting Minutes 3 April 2023 PDF, 355.66 KB
Information sessions at our libraries
Come along to a free information session at one of our libraries to learn more about the Voice Referendum from UOW researcher, Catherine Moyle.
What do I need to do?
Everyone who is eligible to vote in Australia must vote in the referendum. To be ready, use the links below to make sure you're enrolled and that your details are up to date.
- Enrol to vote
- Update your details if you've moved or changed your name since the last election
- Check your enrolment
You can also visit the official websites below to learn about this topic and get updates about the referendum.
Official websites and more information
We encourage everyone in our community to take an interest and learn more about this topic before you vote.
|The Voice||Australian Government website about The Voice and its history.|
|The Voice - Translated Resources||Information about The Voice translated into community languages.|
|Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) - Referendums||Voter information and an explanation of how referendums work.|
|AEC - Translated Information||Voter information, easy read guides and videos in community languages.|
|yes23.com.au||Information, events and activities to support the Yes vote.|