Illawarra voters will head to the polls on May 18 to decide which local member and political party will be elected federal government.
Don't forget to grab your sausage sanga.
Here is everything you need to know before election day.
When do I vote?
You must vote on Saturday, May 18. You can vote at any polling place in your home state.
Voting centres on election day are open from 8am to 6pm.
It is a $20 fine for not voting in the federal election.
Where do I vote?
Visit the Australian Electoral Commission website or view our interactive map to find out all the locations for polling booths in each electorate.
What if I can't make it to a polling booth on May 18?
If you can't get to a polling place on election day you can vote at an early voting centre in the electorate.
Applications for postal voting close 6pm. Once you have submitted your application for a postal vote, the AEC will send your ballot paper to the postal address you have provided.
Ballot papers must be completed and witnessed on or before election day May 18, and posted back to the AEC as soon as possible. You only have 13 days after the federal election for your ballot papers to be received by the AEC.
AEC mobile polling teams visit many voters who are not able to get to a polling place. Mobile polling facilities are set up in some hospitals, nursing homes, prisons and remote areas of Australia. Mobile polling is carried out around Australia during the election period.
If you are blind or have low vision, you can cast your vote through the AEC's telephone voting service. Voters living with disability may also be eligible to cast their vote by post, or can vote with assistance at a polling place.
Which electorate do I have to vote in?
Cunningham covers the area from Warrawong, Unanderra (part) and Farborough Heights in the south to Helensburgh in the north.
The main suburbs include Balgownie, Bellambi, Bulli, Corrimal, Darkes Forest, Fairy Meadow, Farmborough Heights, Helensburgh, Maddens Plains, Mount Keira, Mount Kembla, Otford, Port Kembla, Scarborough, Stanwell Park, part of Unanderra, Warrawong and Wollongong.
Whitlam covers an area from Fitzroy Falls, Robertson and Dunmore in the south to Lake Avon, Alpine, Welby, Kembla Grange and Primbee in the north.
In the east follows the coast from Primbee to Shell Cove and in the west Sutton Forest and part of Werai.
The main suburbs include Alpine, Berrima, Bowral, Dapto, Dunmore, Fitzroy Falls, Kembla Grange, Mittagong, Moss Vale, Primbee, Robertson, Shellharbour, Sutton Forest, Unanderra, Welby and part of Werai.
Gilmore covers an area along the coast from Kiama in the north to Tuross Head in the south.
Towns and suburbs include Bawley Point, Batemans Bay, Berry, Callala Bay, Cunjurong, Currarong, Fishermans Paradise, Gerroa, Kiama, Malua Bay, Mogo, Moruya, Nowra, Sussex Inlet, Tomerong, Tuross Head, and Ulladulla.
Who are the candidates?
Visit our in depth candidate profiles by visiting the Mercury's website.