Bill Shorten and Scott Morrison make their final pitches to the nation

Bill Shorten and Scott Morrison make their final pitches to the nation - as the Labor leader says the 'door is ajar' for real change Bill Shorten will make the case for a 'vote for change' in his final major address  The Labor leader is set to give the speech at Blacktown's Bowman Hall in Sydney  Prime Minister Scott Morrison will give his final major speech in Canberra

By Australian Associated Press

Published: 22:39 BST, 15 May 2019 | Updated: 22:51 BST, 15 May 2019

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Bill Shorten will make the case for a 'vote for change' in his final major address of the election campaign.

The Labor leader is set to give the speech at Blacktown's Bowman Hall in Sydney's west, with the finish line on Saturday's election tantalisingly close. 

It's the site Gough Whitlam delivered his 'It's Time' address at the start of the 1972 election campaign which was the first time Labor won government in 23 years. 

Meanwhile the prime minister Scott Morrison will be at the National Press Club in Canberra on Thursday to make his final major speech of the five-week campaign, and is expected to focus on economic growth.

Bill Shorten (pictured with his wife Chloe in Perth) will make the case for a 'vote for change' in his final major address of the election campaign

Bill Shorten (pictured with his wife Chloe in Perth) will make the case for a 'vote for change' in his final major address of the election campaign

The key theme for Mr Shorten's speech is 'vote for change', with the address not expected to heavily hark back to Mr Whitlam.

Instead it will show this election, like 1972, is a generational decision for voters.

Mr Shorten will argue a new generation, in a new decade has a new decision and 'the door stands ajar'.

Climate change will be a major feature of the speech.

Mr Shorten will also warn of the risks posed by a coalition of chaos, a

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