Prime Minster Scott Morrison has kicked off his first day of the election campaign in Nowra on the NSW south coast, targeting the marginal seat of Gilmore.

Morrison is set to announce $40mil worth of local road upgrades in the region, who was one of the hardest hit areas by the Black Summer bushfire in 2019/20.

Meanwhile opposition leader Anthony Albanese is in Tasmania and will announce better care for children with hearing loss, pledging $1.5mil to fund the development of a digital HearingHub.

The latest Newspoll indicates Mr Morrison has pulled ahead of Mr Albanese as preferred prime minister however Labor remains in poll position.

The shift in underlying support for Labor has resulted in a one-point gain for the coalition on a two-party-preferred basis with Labor ahead 53-47.

The Greens remain unchanged on 10 per cent, with One Nation level on 3 per cent, Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party lifting a point to 4 per cent and “others” recording 10 per cent for the third poll in a row.