As Australians were casting their votes today, the leaders of both major political parties kept their campaign faces on – even as they were heckled by protesters at polling booths across the country.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was labelled a "dictator" by refugee advocates as he got out of his car at St Paul's Anglican Church in Brisbane to cast his vote.
"Stop scapegoating refugees, you heartless bastard," a protester yelled as the prime minister tried to make his way up the church driveway to the polling booths.
Opposition leader Tony Abbott didn't escape the wrath of voters either when he was targeted in the southern Sydney seat of Barton this afternoon.
Mr Abbott was whisked away by security after Labor and refugee supporters surrounded him.
He could barely move in the crush, as protesters screamed "you're not welcome here Tony, f--- off!" and "go away Tony".
Mr Rudd also faced havoc when a polling booth officer from Australian Electoral Commission ordered the media out of the polling venue where the prime minister was casting his vote.
Click through the photos to see some of the most eventful moments of election day.