The results are in. View the details of the survey results.
Australians were asked to answer the following question in a postal survey:
Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?
Of the eligible Australians who expressed a view on this question, the majority indicated that the law should be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry, with 7,817,247 (61.6%) responding Yes and 4,873,987 (38.4%) responding No. Nearly 8 out of 10 eligible Australians (79.5%) expressed their view.
All states and territories recorded a majority Yes response. 133 of the 150 Federal Electoral Divisions recorded a majority Yes response, and 17 of the 150 Federal Electoral Divisions recorded a majority No response.
Further information on response and participation within each state and territory is also available.
Please note: a version of Senator Smith's draft bill can be viewed here. A version of Senator Paterson's draft bill can be viewed here