Liberal and Labor (you might have heard of them) - how did they start and what do they stand for?
As well as the major parties, minor parties and independents will also be seeking our votes in the upcoming election - so who are they and why are they important?
How does our government actually work and who are we electing when we vote on May 21? We break it down.
Did you know there's no such thing as "wasting" your vote? And it's all because of a cool lil thing called preferential voting...