Hundreds of Liberal party supporters have gathered in Sydney's west to hear Opposition Leader Tony Abbott address a federal campaign rally.
Around 300 people, many wearing blue Liberal Party T-shirts, filled Auburn's basketball centre on Sunday ahead of Mr Abbott's appearance.
The centre has been transformed for the event, with large billboards emblazoned with the slogan 'Hope. Reward. Opportunity.' and a giant Australian flag on one wall.
Mr Abbott is launching the coalition's mini-election campaign in Sydney with the speech and a series of television advertisements.
The coalition's campaign blueprint, Our Plan: Real Solutions for all Australians, pledges cuts to the public service, and to build a 'five pillar economy' by boosting manufacturing, agriculture exports, advanced services, education and mining.
In the document, the coalition has dumped references in previous documents to deliver a surplus 'within 12 months'.