Both elections will be held concurrently.
The theme of the elections is 'Your Choice, Protect the Democracy - Election 2017'.
The Governor General approved the dates as per the Electoral Commissioner's recommendations.
The Issue of Writs and Nomination will open on Thursday, 20 April, 2017. Nominations close 27 April, with polling to start on 24 June and will end on 08 July.
Return of Writs is on or before July 24. For the LLG Election, the return of Writs is August 07.