Around 16.5 million Australians are slated to exercise their franchise by 6 pm today. Over four million eligible voters have already cast ballots in early voting by Thursday, according to Al Jazeera.
The polls are widely being referred to as the "climate change elections" by the local media.
"Climate change is the most important issue right now. I'd like to work towards relying purely on renewables in the next few years," a 24-year-old voter told Al Jazeera.
The parties need 77 seats to win a majority in the House of Representatives. Exit polls indicate that the results will be close as the Coalition currently holds 73 seats while the Labour Party has 72.
Internal fights in political parties have led to Australians witnessing six changes of Prime Ministers over the last 12 years.
The results of the elections are expected to be announced either by Saturday night or by Sunday morning.
(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)