Research Report 4 - Australian Federal Redistributions 1901-2003: The Redistribution timetable

Updated: 30 May 2013

The Redistribution timetable

Timetable
Electoral Commission directs redistribution to commence Commences as per Section 59 of the Act
Quota of Electors is determined As soon as possible
Electoral Commissioner invites written suggestions from public As soon as possible
Appointment of Redistribution Committee As soon as possible
Public Suggestions invited As soon as possible
Closing date for Public Suggestions 5th Friday after invitation
Suggestions available for public comments 5th Monday after invitation
Closing date for written comments on public suggestions 7th Friday after invitation
Redistribution Committee considers suggestions and comments and develops a set of boundary proposals No time specified
Redistribution Committee publishes and exhibits maps showing proposed boundaries and names No time specified
Public objections to proposals invited As soon as possible
Closing date for written objections to proposal 4th Friday after invitation
Objections available for public comments 5th Monday after invitation
Closing date for written comments on objections 6th Friday after invitation
Augmented Electoral Commission considers objections 60 days from closing date of comments on objections
Augmented Electoral Commission makes final proposal (open hearings) As soon as possible
Final determination (Redistribution completed) As soon as possible
Dates of final determinations of Distributions & Redistributions 1900 – 2003
Year NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
1900 11 Dec 26 Sep 04 Dec 05 Dec        
1903         02 Oct 02 Oct    
1906 13 Jul 13 Jul 13 Jul 13 Jul        
1913 27 Feb 01 Feb 01 Feb 01 Feb        
1922 13 Sep 04 Oct 13 Sep 13 Sep 13 Sep 13 Sep    
1934 01 Aug   01 Aug   01 Aug      
1937   21 Jul   28 Jul        
1949 11 May 11 May 11 May 11 May 11 May 11 May    
1955 30 Aug 10 Aug 10 Aug 10 Aug 19 Oct 30 Aug    
1968 21 Nov 21 Nov   21 Nov 21 Nov 21 Nov    
1969     27 Feb          
1974       19 Apr     19 Apr  
1977 31 Oct 31 Oct 31 Oct 07 Nov 31 Oct 31 Oct    
1980       28 Feb        
1984 11 Oct 14 Sep 13 Sep 31 Aug 03 Sep 12 Sep 23 Aug  
1989   05 Jun   31 Mar        
1992 31 Jan   28 Jan   17 Jan 01 Apr 23 Mar  
1994   20 Dec 01 Dec       30 Sep  
1997     10 Dec 06 Mar     10 Dec  
1999         13 Aug      
2000 11 Feb     20 Nov   11 Feb   21 Dec
2003   29 Jan 25 Nov   17 Dec     *19 Feb

* The Northern Territory did not undergo a Redistribution, but reverted to a single division as a result of the determination of entitlement made on the 19 February 2003.