Overnight, Prime Minister Scott Morrison was out to win over undecided voters in the northern Tasmanian seat of Bass.
He came promising $250,000 for more lighting and better drainage at the Bridgenorth Football Club.
But it was Jarrad "J Rod" Cirkel - and his glorious ginger mullet - who really stole the show.
Half an hour from Launceston and stubbie in hand, the prime minister gravitated straight to the Parrots stalwart with seven-year locks down his back.
"That has the PM's endorsement as the best mullet I have seen," Mr Morrison told the lanky ruckman.
Mr Cirkel, a part-time builder and TAFE teacher, reckons the prime minister may have been targeting the "bogan vote".
"Especially coming to local footy clubs," he told AAP.
"He's probably got a lot of people here that aren't really into their politics."
Mr Cirkel, who already votes Liberal, wasn't swayed by all the palaver.
"Hopefully the Liberals will get up but if they don't, well, it's power to the people."
The Liberals are hoping to snatch Bass from Labor MP Ross Hart, who holds the unpredictable seat by 5.4 per cent.
The coalition also has its eyes on the Labor-held northwest electorate of Braddon.
The prime minister shared a clubroom feed with the Parrots before joining them for a kick.
He sprayed the first few shots at goal, but his third attempt sailed through the big sticks.
Mr Morrison flew into Geelong on Wednesday morning in a last-ditch attempt to save a junior minister from political oblivion.
Liberal MP Sarah Henderson's seat of Corangamite is now notionally Labor, after its boundaries were redrawn.
Mr Morrison has been accused of pork-barrelling in the marginal seat, with The Age calculating he is promising Corangamite voters the equivalent of $26,500 each.
"I don't make any apologies," he told Geelong Radio station K-Rock.
"This is Sarah Henderson doing her job. She's a great local member standing up for the people of Corangamite."
The opposition is also targeting the seat ahead of the federal election on Saturday, promising $20 million to upgrade the Geelong Cats home ground.
With just three days remaining until the polls, Mr Morrison is expected to head up the east coast.
No major announcements are likely to crop up during the final days of his campaign.
Instead, the prime minister is expected to spread a breadcrumb trail of promises across a handful of marginal seats.
Australian Associated Press