The ABC will deliver the most comprehensive multi–platform election coverage in its history when Australia votes on July 2, with an unrivalled team of experts headlining uninterrupted live coverage through the day and night on television, radio, mobile, social and online.
Providing all the essential news, commentary and analysis are the biggest names in political journalism: Leigh Sales, Chris Uhlmann, Barrie Cassidy, Sabra Lane, Fran Kelly, Marius Benson, Louise Yaxley, Greg Jennett, Annabel Crabb, Michael Rowland, Virginia Trioli, Julia Baird, Patricia Karvelas and more.
ABC Election Analyst Antony Green will add his unequalled insight to what is his tenth Federal Election.
Election night guests will include federal treasurer Scott Morrison and senator Penny Wong.
Coverage will include up-to-the-minute results, updates on key marginal seats and crosses to candidates and key political figures around Australia, with the latest news able to be delivered direct to your phone. The geo-block will be lifted so international viewers can live-stream ABC News 24’s continuous coverage worldwide all day at abc.net.au/news24.
ABC News Digital will deliver live coverage of election day and right throughout the night at abc.net.au/news as well as on the ABC app, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, WhatsApp, Instagram, Vine and in email updates. As well as all the latest election news, reporters from all states and regional areas will contribute to the live blog coverage with updates from polling stations and key electorates.
As the votes are counted ABC News Digital delivers live results straight to your mobile and online at the ABC News website. Keep up-to-the-minute with how the leaders are tracking, the latest numbers for each electorate and the overall House and Senate counts.
The ABC Newsbot will also tell you the latest results. Just tweet your question to @ABCNewsBot on Twitter or search for “ABC News” in Facebook Messenger. Subscribe to breaking election news alerts via the ABC app (download here).
ABC News reporters will be providing news updates on Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, as well as behind the scenes photos and video.
During the day Snapchat reporters from around the country will take users through interesting electorates in their respective states, and you’ll also get a sneak peek behind the scenes at the ABC’s Election Centre.
There will be Facebook Live broadcasts throughout the day from journalists on the road, as well as on the night with National Affairs Correspondent Greg Jennett, breaking down the key developments after the result is announced.
For all the latest election news online go to abc.net.au/australiavotes and on Twitter follow @abcnews.
ABC News Breakfast Special
6.00-10.00am on ABC, ABC News 24 (AEST) & iview
In an election day News Breakfast special, Michael Rowland and Virginia Trioli follow all the colour and movement as Australia heads to the ballot box. Catch the final word from politicians and pundits.
ABC News 24
Throughout the day ABC News 24 will bring you continuous live coverage and the latest election news from around the country. For our international viewers, the geo-block will be lifted from 6am to after midnight AEST so you can live-stream ABC News 24’s non-stop broadcast, worldwide all day at abc.net.au/news24.
Australia Votes: News Special
4.00pm on ABC, ABC News 24 (AEST) & iview
With only two hours until polls close in the eastern states, Jeremy Fernandez presents the latest news and updates from polling stations around the country.
5.00pm on ABC, ABC News 24 (AEST) & iview
Jeremy Fernandez hosts a special election news edition covering the final developments on the campaign trail as well as the rest of the day’s national and international news.
Australia Votes: Election Special
5:30pm (AEST) on ABC, ABC News 24, ABC News Digital & iview
Tune into the ABC on election night to get the results first. Leading ABC TV’s live and continuous coverage will be 7.30 host Leigh Sales and political editor Chris Uhlmann.
ABC election analyst Antony Green and top ABC political minds Annabel Crabb, Barrie Cassidy and Michael Rowland will provide expert analysis and commentary as the numbers come in, with regular crosses to the Coalition and Labor Party headquarters with ABC News national affairs correspondent Greg Jennett and 7.30 political correspondent Sabra Lane.
The guest political panellists are federal treasurer Scott Morrison and the leader of the opposition in the senate, senator Penny Wong.
Our uninterrupted coverage will feature up-to-the-minute results, regular updates on key marginal seats and crosses to candidates and key political figures around Australia.
The Drum: Election After Party
On ABC, ABC News 24 & iview
Join us immediately after the Australia Votes: Election Special for The Drum: Election After Party. Live from Sydney, host Julia Baird will dissect the night’s events with a special election panel including journalist David Marr, media commentator Sue Cato, advertising creative director Dee Madigan and AFR journalist Jennifer Hewitt. Coverage will also include the latest updates on results from Western Australia.
The ABC will deliver extensive radio coverage on election night on ABC NewsRadio, Regional Local Radio and on the ABC Radio app.
ABC NewsRadio & ABC Local Radio regional stations
Broadcasting live from 6.00pm (AEST) on ABC NewsRadio and ABC Local Radio regional stations across the country, RN Breakfast host Fran Kelly and NewsRadio’s Political Editor Marius Benson will lead the radio election night coverage. Joining them will be election analyst William Bowe.
The political guests for the evening are Senator Scott Ryan, the Minister for Vocational Education and Skills and Deputy Manager of Government Business in the Senate, and Senator Jenny McAllister, Senator for NSW and the former Labor National President.
ABC Radio Current Affairs Political Correspondent Louise Yaxley will have updates and analysis and our election team will be crossing to politicians, candidates and reporters throughout the night, in the seats that matter.
You can live-stream ABC Local Radio and ABC NewsRadio online and on your mobile.
ABC Local Radio
For sport lovers, your capital city ABC Local Radio will broadcast AFL and NRL games as usual, with election updates in the scheduled breaks. For broadcast details in your state click here. You can live-stream ABC Local Radio online and on your mobile. After the footy join us for a late night post-election show, “Dom’s Party” on ABC Local Radio presenter with Dom Knight.
Saturday Extra with Andrew West from 7:30am includes an election night preview with ABC political editor Chris Uhlmann.
Drive hosts Veronica and Lewis will present the triple j Election House Party from 6pm-9pm (AEST), crossing to election parties across Australia.
Pop-Up Election Night Broadcast with Jon Faine
6.00pm (AEST) on digital radio via 774 ABC Melbourne and ABC Digital Extra, as well as online via 774 ABC Melbourne’s web stream
Join our Pop-Up Election Night Broadcast as Jon Faine and friends celebrate the 2016 Federal Election in a frenzy of fun. Broadcasting nationally, our alternative pop-up election show will give you the basic information – but not the earnestness and electoral minutiae. Comedians, musicians, subversives and skeptics will join the audience at the City of Melbourne Bowls Club from 6.00pm for a moderately-informative rave that will last until democracy triumphs.
Audiences in Asia and the Pacific can stay up-to-date on July 2, with live election coverage on Australia Plus Television and Radio Australia.
Election coverage on Australia Plus Television will commence at 6.00am AEST on Saturday. After an afternoon AFL game, there will be continuous election coverage from 4.30pm AEST with the ABC’s live broadcast.
For information on how to watch Australia Plus TV in your country go to: http://tv.australiaplus.com/tuning.
You can also watch the live ABC News 24 stream online, which will be made available worldwide for the election coverage from 6.00am AEST on July 2.