Every country competing in Eurovision is able to vote for performers in the competition. While an Australian jury has been selected, their votes only make up 50% of the overall Australian vote. The rest of our vote comes from you, Eurovision viewers.
When to vote
In each Semi-Final, 10 contestants are chosen to qualify for the Grand Final. As per the official Eurovision rules, viewers in all countries taking part in a particular Semi-Final are invited to vote via SMS.
Australian viewers are eligible to vote in Semi Final 1 (in which Australia’s Kate Miller-Heidke will perform) as well as The Grand Final. The voting window for Semi Final 1 and the Grand Final opens after the last song has been performed, and ends 15 minutes later.
For Australian viewers, this means they will need to tune into the LIVE broadcasts of Semi Final 1 Wednesday 15 May, 5am (AEST) and the Grand Final Sunday 19 May, 5am (AEST) and text the numbers that appear on screen during these live broadcasts (on SBS and at SBS on Demand)
How to vote
It's really easy. You can vote by calling or texting the number of the act performing.
Text - 1991 3773
Call - 1902 55 81
Note: Fixed call & SMS charge $0.55 incl GST. Higher rates apply to calls from mobile phones. Information on data protection can be found here.
Fans can vote multiple times - up to 20 times from the one phone.
Who to vote for
Jury members and public voters can’t vote for their own country, so you can vote for anyone / everyone - except Kate Miller-Heidke. There there are plenty of other outstanding acts alongside our Australian hopeful. No one else is going to be singing opera on top of a bendy pole, mind you, but let's not hold that against them.
ON SBS AND SBS ON DEMAND
Prime time evening broadcasts
Semi Final 1 – Thursday 16 May, 8.30pm on SBS, with live streaming at SBS On Demand
**FEATURING KATE MILLER-HEIDKE
Semi Final 2 – Friday 17 May, 8.30pm on SBS, with live streaming at SBS On Demand
Grand Final – Sunday 19 May, 8.30pm on SBS, with live streaming at SBS On Demand
The prime-time broadcasts will also be available to stream afterwards at SBS On Demand.
LIVE early morning broadcasts
Semi Final 1 – Wednesday 15 May, 5am (AEST) on SBS, with live streaming at SBS On Demand
**FEATURING KATE MILLER-HEIDKE, WITH LIVE VOTING**
Semi Final 2 – Friday 17 May, 5am (AEST) on SBS, with live streaming at SBS On Demand
Grand Final – Sunday 19 May, 5am (AEST) on SBS, with live streaming at SBS On Demand
**WITH LIVE VOTING**