Polls close in most states in Australian election

Polls closed in Australia's most populous states where Saturday's national elections  are expected to be won or loss.

AFP| Updated: Jul 02, 2016, 14:14 PM IST

Canberra: Polls closed in Australia's most populous states where Saturday's national elections are expected to be won or lost, with the outcome between conservative leader Malcolm Turnbull and Labor challenger Bill Shorten too close to call.

Voting stations in the crucial states of Queensland and New South Wales shut at 6:00 pm (0800 GMT), along with Victoria, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory, with those on the west coast set to close two hours later.