2019 Australian federal election betting odds – Labor starts favourite The Australian public has 36 days of a federal election campaign to endure. 36 days of ridiculous campaign advertisements on TV that appeal to the IQ-challenged. 36 days of over-simplified and often-repeated slogans. 36 days of broken promises, photo opportunities, press conferences, denials and attacks. Thankfully, it will all end on May 18 when Australians head to the polls. While any election can be painful to endure, they have turned into a very popular betting market for punters that believe they can read the tea leaves about who will run the country.