A man collapsed just as voting closed at 6pm.
A man collapsed just as voting closed at 6pm.

Man collapses outside Zali's event

Follow the live updates of the 2019 Federal election here.

One of Zali Steggall's supporters collapsed dramatically just as voting closed at 6pm.

The challenger to Tony Abbott in the key seat of Warringah rushed to help the man, believed to be in his 30s, who fell outside the Queenscliff Surf Life Saving Club and hit his head.

Ms Steggall waited with the man until the ambulance arrived and told reporters she was more concerned about his welfare than the counting starting.

The Manly Daily reports that just minutes before the man collapsed he was telling Ms Steggall how good the day had gone.

She's since arrived at the Novotel on Manly to chanting from her supporters.

"It's been a big day. I've had a fantastic team around me, I can't thank all the volunteers enough," she said.

"Look, we've worked very hard the last four months to make this happen. It's democracy. It was a referendum for Warringah to look forward.

"I think politics in Australia has not been at its best for the last 10 years."



VOTE NOW: 18 young guns in running for Gympie’s top worker

Premium Content VOTE NOW: 18 young guns in running for Gympie’s top worker

It’s easy to see why these young men and women made the nomination cut for Gympie’s...

Shock new numbers reveal COVID’s impact on Gympie jobs

Premium Content Shock new numbers reveal COVID’s impact on Gympie jobs

New ABS data has revealed how bad the region’s unemployment rate got during the...

GREAT DEAL: $1 for the best local news, great rewards

Premium Content GREAT DEAL: $1 for the best local news, great rewards

Your support for local journalism is vital in our community