Australian Electoral Commission

Election Dates (1901 to Present) - House of Representatives

Updated: 26 September 2013

1901–1983

Listing of federal elections from 1901 to 1983
Year Issue of writ Close of nominations Polling day
1901
– NSW 11 March 1901 21 March 1901 29 March 1901
– Vic. 1 March 1901 15 March 1901 29 March 1901
– Qld 18 February 1901 2 March 1901 30 March 1901
– SA 22 February 1901 4 March 1901 30 March 1901
– WA 18 February 1901 8 March 1901 29 March 1901
– Tas. 13 March 1901 22 March 1901 29 March 1901
1903 23 November 1903 3 December 1903 16 December 1903
1906 8 November 1906 17 November 1906 12 December 1906
1910 28 February 1910 16 March 1910 13 April 1910
1913 24 April 1913 2 May 1913 31 May 1913
1914* 30 July 1914 7 August 1914 5 September 1914
1917 26 March 1917 5 April 1917 5 May 1917
1919 3 November 1919 14 November 1919 13 December 1919
1922 25 October 1922 11 November 1922 16 December 1922
– NT 6 November 1922 17 November 1922 16 December 1922
1925 3 October 1925 15 October 1925 14 November 1925
– NT 3 October 1925 30 October 1925 15 December 1925
1928 9 October 1928 19 October 1928 17 November 1928
– NT 9 October 1928 24 October 1928 8 December 1928
1929 23 September 1929 1 October 1929 12 October 1929
– NT 23 September 1929 1 October 1929 7 December 1929
1931 28 November 1931 5 December 1931 19 December 1931
1934 16 August 1934 23 August 1934 15 September 1934
– NT 16 August 1934 23 August 1934 22 September 1934
1937 24 September 1937 2 October 1937 23 October 1937
– NT 24 September 1937 2 October 1937 30 October 1937
1940 30 August 1940 7 September 1940 21 September 1940
1943 16 July 1943 30 July 1943 21 August 1943
1946 21 August 1946 3 September 1946 28 September 1946
1949 31 October 1949 14 November 1949 10 December 1949
1951* 28 March 1951 6 April 1951 28 April 1951
1954 23 April 1954 6 May 1954 29 May 1954
1955 7 November 1955 16 November 1955 10 December 1955
1958 22 October 1958 31 October 1958 22 November 1958
1961 3 November 1961 14 November 1961 9 December 1961
1963 1 November 1963 8 November 1963 30 November 1963
1966 31 October 1966 7 November 1966 26 November 1966
1969 29 September 1969 7 October 1969 25 October 1969
1972 2 November 1972 10 November 1972 2 December 1972
1974* 20 April 1974 29 April 1974 18 May 1974
1975*
– NSW 17 November 1975 28 November 1975 13 December 1975
– Vic. 17 November 1975 28 November 1975 13 December 1975
– Qld 17 November 1975 28 November 1975 13 December 1975
– Tas. 17 November 1975 28 November 1975 13 December 1975
– ACT 17 November 1975 28 November 1975 13 December 1975
– NT 17 November 1975 28 November 1975 13 December 1975
– SA 21 November 1975 28 November 1975 13 December 1975
– WA 21 November 1975 28 November 1975 13 December 1975
1977 10 November 1977 18 November 1977 10 December 1977
1980 19 September 1980 27 September 1980 18 October 1980
1983* 4 February 1983 19 February 1983 5 March 1983

1984–present

Listing of federal elections from 1984 to present
Year Issue of Writ Close of Rolls** Close of Nominations Polling Day
1984 26 October 1984 2 November 1984 6 November 1984 1 December 1984
1987* 5 June 1987 12 June 1987 18 June 1987 11 July 1987
1990 19 February 1990 26 February 1990 2 March 1990 24 March 1990
1993 8 February 1993 15 February 1993 19 February 1993 13 March 1993
1996 29 January 1996 5 February 1996 9 February 1996 2 March 1996
1998 31 August 1998 7 September 1998 10 September 1998 3 October 1998
2001 8 October 2001 15 October 2001 18 October 2001 10 November 2001
2004 31 August 2004 7 September 2004 16 September 2004 9 October 2004
2007 17 October 2007 23 October 20071 1 November 2007 24 November 2007
2010 19 July 2010 26 July 20102 29 July 2010 21 August 2010
2013 5 August 2013 12 August 2013 15 August 2015 7 September 2013

* These elections followed double dissolutions.

** The 1983 amendments to the Act provided for rolls to close seven days after the issue of the writ rather than on the day the writ was issued. This came into effect for the first time for the 1984 election.

1 People who were not currently enrolled had to enrol by 8pm on the day the writ was issued.

2 The Close of Rolls originally was dated for 22 July 2010. However, this was extended to 26 July 2010 due to the High Court ruling on 6 August 2010.

Source:

  • Electoral Pocketbook (May 2011)
  • Election Dates, Department of the Parliamentary Library
  • 1993 Parliamentary Handbook
  • Commonwealth Election and Referendum Statistics 1901–1975. pg 31. Australian Electoral Office. AGPS. Canberra, 1976