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Australia

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Senate

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Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
18.05.2019
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
31.05.2022
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
40
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Partial renewal

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
458
Number of male candidates Number of male candidates
280
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
178
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
38.86%
Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
48

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
16,419,543
Votes Number of people who actually voted
15,184,085
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
92.48%

Results

Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
27.5%
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
Liberal 9
Liberal/Nationals 6
Liberal National Party 3
Country Liberals (NT) 1
Australian Labor Party (ALP) 11
Labor/County Labor 2
The Greens 6
Pauline Hanson's One Nation 1
Jacqui Lambie Network 1
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
19
Number of women elected
21
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
52.5%
Other notes
Note on the “Parties or coalitions winning seats”: The distribution of seats above refers to the results of the 2019 elections, in which 40 of the 76 seats were renewed. The full composition of the Senate as at 1 July 2019 was as follows: - Coalition (government): 35 - Australian Labor Party (opposition): 26 - Australian Greens: 9 - Centre Alliance: 2 - Pauline Hanson's One Nation: 2 - Jacqui Lambie Network: 1 - Independent: 1
Sources
IPU Group (25.06.2019) https://tallyroom.aec.gov.au/SenatePartyRepresentation-24310.htm https://www.aph.gov.au/Senators_and_Members/Senators/Senate_composition (as at 01/07/19)
Women Directly Elected
21

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
39
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
37
First-term parliamentarians The number of members who are assuming their parliamentary mandate for the first time following the election or renewal, regardless of their mode of designation.
16
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
02.07.2019
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Scott Ryan (Male)
Political party
Liberal
Date of election
02.07.2019