The date when a Federal election is called sits firmly in the hands of the Prime Minister. 

Right now the last day it can reasonably be held is 21 May 2022 (technically it could be later but that would mean breaking a long-held convention and running the Senate election separately to the Reps - which is unlikely to be a popular move).

Most pundits think there's every chance the election will be held earlier. But right now the timer shows what is in effect the maximum time anyone thinking of contesting the election has to prepare.

We will update the timer as soon as there are any announcements.

If you would like to include the widget on your own page use the following code and, if you need to, the instructions below.

Code to include on your page

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How to include widgets on your page

It is very easy to include a widget into your page. But if you have the slightest problem please don't hesitate to get in touch and we'll happily help.


Using Wordpress is the most common scenario - usually you'll be putting the widget into a sidebar; but the process is the same wherever you choose to place the widget.

  1. In your Wordpress admin section go to the ‘Appearance’ menu on the left of the screen and choose ‘Widgets’.
  2. From the ‘Available widgets’ list select ‘Custom HTML’ and drag it to the right of the screen, fitting it in under the Sidebar, or other section, where you want the widget to appear.
  3. Give your widget area a title. The title may well depend on where you want to include one or more widgets. It is up to you.
  4. Next, you are going to be putting the HTML code for the widget into the ‘Content’ box below the title.
    1. Find the widget you are interested in on this page and copy the code using the ‘Copy code’ button.
    2. Return to your Wordpress page and paste (ctrl-v, or right-click Paste) the code into the ‘Content’ box.
    3. Press ‘Save’.

Other web pages

If you’re not using Wordpress you’ll need to decide where to put the widget and then copy the code for the widget into your page. The widgets default to take up the available width so you might need to put them intro a container ( a <div> for example) and set a width for that container.