Daylesford and Hepburn Springs overwhelmingly voted in favour of recognising indigenous people and establishing a voice to parliament (60%). But nationally, the vote was the other way round with 60% voting no.

Locally, Glenlyon and Yandoit also supported the referendum. Across the Shire Trentham supported the referendum but Creswick and Clunes were opposed.

Generally the polls were right. Across the board, 123 of the 151 federal seats, including Ballarat, voted no. Voting trends indicated that outer suburban and rural areas, particularly in Queensland and Western Australia, were much more likely to vote no.

Inner city areas, including all the seats won by Teal independents, voted yes. The vote split the generations, with young people much more likely to vote yes than older people.

Indigenous leaders have expressed their disappointment and sadness at the failure to recognise indigenous people and support reconciliation. They have thanked those who voted yes and called for a week of silence to grieve the outcome.