It's an election that for many in this group of climate activists, comes at a critical time. The School Strike For Climate movement rose to prominence in 2019, gathering momentum after the fires and floods in Australia in recent years.
Nineteen-year-old Varsha Yajman has been a key organiser in the movement. Fellow climate advocate Niamh O'Connor Smith is based in Melbourne, and says she finds the government's policies off-putting.
"I sit here and think 'I don't know what my future looks like'. They don't represent what I want and they don't represent what young people want. I don't see anything in any of their policies that's actually going to help me long term, or build community around me and help other young people like me build a future."
Senior Lecturer in politics at the Australian National University, Doctor Jill Sheppard, says the nature of Australia's compulsory voting system means young voters are often overlooked by the major parties.
She says it's unsurprising many first-time voters are disengaged from the political system.
"I think it's the easiest job in the world for the parties to engage younger people more than they're doing now, because at the moment they're frankly doing nothing. All they have to do is speak to younger people on terms that appeal to them. So talk about climate change, talk about access to education, talk about the problems faced by renters and people saving for their first homes. These are issues that the major parties seem scared to talk about because they will put off older voters, and they have to face that risk."