Australia is set to vote in November on whether or not to allow members of the LGBTQ community the right to same-sex marriage.

The Government is preparing to hold a postal vote to assess the opinion of the Australian public on the issue.

Voting in the postal method would be non-compulsory.

Parliamentary support for a compulsory national ballot will be attempted, but if it fails as is expected, then the postal method will be utilised. 

It is not expected that the government will win support for a compulsory ballot. 

In that case, the postal voting ballots will start being received by voters in September, with the count being held on November 25. 

'My prediction, and it's only a prediction, is that in the plebiscite, which ever of the two forms it take, more people will vote yes than no,' Australian Attorney-General George Brandis told Australia's ABC