After months and $122 million spent on a very divisive postal vote, the result of the marriage equality has been handing down with 61.6% of the country voting YES.
Just over 79% of eligible voters voted in the survey, with every state and territory recording a majority yes vote.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said "The people of Australia have spoken and I intend to make their wish the law of the land by Christmas. This is an overwhelming call for marriage equality," while Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has responding saying that "Today we celebrate, tomorrow we legislate."
Musicians around the world have been quick to share their support and excitement of the result.
YES YES YES YES YES AUSTRALIA - YES!!!!!!!— Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) November 14, 2017
I WISH I WAS THERE CELEBRATING WITH YOU ALL— Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) November 14, 2017
hell yeah australia!— 12345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890 (@markhoppus) November 14, 2017
beautifully done Australia.. #marriageequality— JamesVincentMcMorrow (@jamesvmcmorrow) November 14, 2017
Australians, we got it right. A massive relief & vindication for dear family members, friends and the community #marriageequaility - now for contructive, reasonable legislation. And no discrimination.— Peter Garrett (@pgarrett) November 14, 2017
Yes!!!!! Congrats Australia! Every step taken is one closer to World Peace! Love love love you! Proud to be Australian by association lol pic.twitter.com/1zO5kSjMS7— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) November 14, 2017
YESSSS!!!— The Presets (@ThePresets) November 14, 2017
Yes! It's a beautiful day for a rainbow— L-FRESH The LION (@LFRESHTHELION) November 14, 2017
Yesssssssss!!!!!! #MarriageEquality— Missy Higgins (@missyhiggins) November 14, 2017
— Joel Birch (@JoelDTD) November 14, 2017
YES!!!!! pic.twitter.com/ztXTiYWxZx— Cub Sport (@cubsportmusic) November 14, 2017
YES sharing the joy and relief with our LGBTI friends. We’re in awe of your strength and perseverance. pic.twitter.com/gNrZAH7hkz— sleepmakeswaves (@sleepmakeswaves) November 15, 2017
Woo, yes! xxxxxxxxx— Sarah Blasko (@sarahblasko) November 14, 2017