Australian Electoral Commission

1999 Referendum Reports and Statistics

Updated: 20 January 2011

Results by Vote Type – Republic Question

National Summary
Enrolment 12 392 040
Vote type Result Yes % No % Formal % Informal % Total %
Ordinary No 4 419 889 45.16 5 367 297 54.84 9 787 186 99.08 90 709 0.92 9 877 895 83.82
Absent No 403 235 48.57 427 059 51.43 830 294 99.36 5 368 0.64 835 662 7.09
Postal No 127 367 34.34 243 564 65.66 370 931 99.59 1 516 0.41 372 447 3.16
Pre-Poll No 292 876 46.44 337 771 53.56 630 647 99.53 2 990 0.47 633 637 5.38
Provisional No 29 657 45.80 35 096 54.20 64 753 99.07 606 0.93 65 359 0.55
National Total No 5 273 024 45.13 6 410 787 54.87 11 683 811 99.14 101 189 0.86 11 785 000 95.10
New South Wales
Enrolment 4 146 653
Vote type Result Yes % No % Formal % Informal % Total %
Ordinary No 1 524 225 46.50 1 753 548 53.50 3 277 773 99.05 31 397 0.95 3 309 170 83.80
Absent Yes 132 722 50.61 129 519 49.39 262 241 99.37 1 652 0.63 263 893 6.68
Postal No 42 797 35.62 77 349 64.38 120 146 99.60 478 0.40 120 624 3.05
Pre-Poll No 106 786 46.09 124 906 53.91 231 692 99.54 1 073 0.46 232 765 5.89
Provisional No 10 850 49.12 11 240 50.88 22 090 99.23 172 0.77 22 262 0.56
NSW Total No 1 817 380 46.43 2 096 562 53.57 3 913 942 99.12 34 772 0.88 3 948 714 95.23
Victoria
Enrolment 3 164 843
Vote type Result Yes % No % Formal % Informal % Total %
Ordinary No 1 254 255 50.00 1 254 276 50.00 2 508 531 99.00 25 268 1.00 2 533 799 83.99
Absent Yes 118 795 54.95 97 411 45.05 216 206 99.31 1 493 0.69 21 7699 7.22
Postal No 34 014 37.18 57 467 62.82 91 481 99.60 365 0.40 91 846 3.04
Pre-Poll No 75 619 47.36 84 051 52.64 159 670 99.51 792 0.49 160 462 5.32
Provisional Yes 6 853 53.60 5 933 46.40 12 786 98.88 145 1.12 12 931 0.43
VIC Total No 1 489 536 49.84 1 499 138 50.16 2 988 674 99.07 28 063 0.93 3 016 737 95.32
Queensland
Enrolment 2 228 377
Vote type Result Yes % No % Formal % Informal % Total %
Ordinary No 646 306 37.34 1 084 527 62.66 1 730 833 99.26 12 827 0.74 1 743 660 82.69
Absent No 66 797 40.51 98 097 59.49 164 894 99.43 938 0.57 165 832 7.86
Postal No 24 633 28.80 60 904 71.20 85 537 99.62 324 0.38 85 861 4.07
Pre-Poll No 41 439 41.50 58 420 58.50 99 859 99.56 442 0.44 100 301 4.76
Provisional No 4 885 37.78 8 044 62.22 12 929 99.15 111 0.85 13 040 0.62
Qld Total No 784 060 37.44 1 309 992 62.56 2 094 052 99.31 14 642 0.69 2 108 694 94.63
Western Australia
Enrolment 1 176 311
Vote type Result Yes % No % Formal % Informal % Total %
Ordinary No 382 798 41.38 542 245 58.62 925 043 99.10 8 389 0.90 933 432 83.77
Absent No 40 600 42.44 55 068 57.56 95 668 99.34 639 0.66 96 307 8.64
Postal No 9 004 35.92 16 061 64.08 25 065 99.52 121 0.48 25 186 2.26
Pre-Poll No 22 397 44.77 27 629 55.23 50 026 99.49 255 0.51 50 281 4.51
Provisional No 3 507 38.86 5 517 61.14 9 024 98.95 96 1.05 9 120 0.82
WA Total No 458 306 41.48 646 520 58.52 1 104 826 99.15 9 500 0.85 1 114 326 94.73
South Australia
Enrolment 1 027 392
Vote type Result Yes % No % Formal % Informal % Total %
Ordinary No 363 594 43.52 471 801 56.48 835 395 99.04 8 068 0.96 843 463 85.51
Absent No 33 106 47.69 36 314 52.31 69 420 99.26 518 0.74 69 938 7.09
Postal No 10 036 32.24 21 090 67.76 31 126 99.51 152 0.49 31 278 3.17
Pre-Poll No 17 483 46.15 20 398 53.85 37 881 99.55 173 0.45 38 054 3.86
Provisional No 1 650 45.55 1 972 54.45 3 622 98.93 39 1.07 3 661 0.37
SA Total No 425 869 43.57 551 575 56.43 977 444 99.09 8 950 0.91 986 394 96.01
Tasmania
Enrolment 327 729
Vote type Result Yes % No % Formal % Informal % Total %
Ordinary No 107 991 39.93 162 438 60.07 270 429 99.04 2 609 0.96 273 038 86.50
Absent No 7 649 46.29 8 876 53.71 16 525 99.44 93 0.56 16 618 5.26
Postal No 3 284 32.78 6 734 67.22 10 018 99.52 48 0.48 10 066 3.19
Pre-Poll No 6 490 48.21 6 971 51.79 13 461 99.37 86 0.63 13 547 4.29
Provisional No 857 36.45 1 494 63.55 2 351 99.11 21 0.89 2 372 0.75
Tas. Total No 126 271 40.37 186 513 59.63 312 784 99.09 2 857 0.91 315 641 96.31
Australian Capital Territory
Enrolment 212 586
Vote type Result Yes % No % Formal % Informal % Total %
Ordinary Yes 101 943 63.57 58 423 36.43 160 366 99.16 1 355 0.84 161 721 79.82
Absent Yes 3 566 66.78 1 774 33.22 5 340 99.35 35 0.65 5 375 2.65
Postal Yes 2 718 51.72 2 537 48.28 5 255 99.62 20 0.38 5 275 2.60
Pre-Poll Yes 18 394 63.14 10 740 36.86 29 134 99.54 134 0.46 29 268 14.45
Provisional Yes 590 61.08 376 38.92 966 99.08 9 0.92 975 0.48
ACT Total Yes 127 211 63.27 73 850 36.73 201 061 99.23 1 553 0.77 202 614 95.31
Northern Territory
Enrolment 108 149
Vote type Result Yes % No % Formal % Informal % Total %
Ordinary No 38 777 49.20 40 039 50.80 78 816 99.00 796 1.00 79 612 86.65
Absent No 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00
Postal No 881 38.25 1 422 61.75 2 303 99.65 8 0.35 2 311 2.52
Pre-Poll No 4 268 47.83 4 656 52.17 8 924 99.61 35 0.39 8 959 9.75
Provisional No 465 47.21 520 52.79 985 98.70 13 1.30 998 1.09
NT Total No 44 391 48.77 46 637 51.23 91 028 99.07 852 0.93 91 880 84.96