UPDATED SUNDAY, MAY 19, 7.38am:
The Australian Electoral Commission continues the count in Gilmore, with victorious Labor candidate Fiona Phillips claiming almost 53 per cent of the two-party preferred split.
UPDATED 9.57pm: Challenger Fiona Phillips has claimed victory in the marginal seat of Gilmore for the Australian Labor Party. Flanked by her family at Labor headquarters at the Bomaderry RSL, Ms Phillips thanked supporters and claimed the win at about 9.50pm. It was her second attempt to wrest the seat from the Liberal Party.
UPDATED 9.02pm: Labor candidate Fiona Phillips is continuing to hold the lead in the 2019 battle for Gilmore, with a two-party preferred lead of 53.46 according to the Australian Electoral Commission projections, but the news may not be so good for her party nationally.
The Australian Labor Party has suffered a dive in its fortunes in Queensland, however West Australian seats remain to be considered.
UPDATED 8.10pm: Labor challenger Fiona Phillips has taken a strong lead in the battle to wrest the marginal seat of Gilmore from the Liberal Party in the 2019 Federal Election.
Shortly after 8pm on May 18, Ms Phillips was recorded as having a 53 per cent share in the two-party preferred split, according to Australian Electoral Commission figures.
She was leading Liberal candidate Warren Mundine, who had 46.46 estimated shared of the two-party preferred split.
More details as they come to hand.
Voters in the crucial seat of Gilmore are heading to the polls in the 2019 Federal Election.
Many in the South Coast electorate have already voted, but May 18 remains a critical day in this most marginal of NSW seats.
From Kiama to Tuross Head, our reporters are bringing you faces from the polling booths. When the polls close, we will keep you up to date and add commentary as the count continues.
It is shaping up for a nail-biting finish in Gilmore. The Liberal Party won by less than one per cent in 2016 - and it was many days before the count was completed.
Seven candidates are running and how voters number preferences on the ballot will be critical in determining the winner - and who forms government. Meet your candidates here.