The previous Member for Fremantle was John Dawkins (ALP) who represented the electorate from 1977 to 1994. He resigned from Parliament on 4 February 1994 and the writ for the by-election was issued on the same day.
Demographic rating: Inner Metropolitan
Seat status following 1993 election: Fairly Safe Labor
Two-party preferred 1993 election:
Two-party preferred 1994 by-election:
A total of four candidates nominated for the Fremantle by-election held on 12 March 1994 compared with five at the 1993 federal election.
|Raymond N Conder||1 506||2.41|
|Geoff Hourn (LP)||23 047||36.89|
|Stephen Walker (GWA)||5 215||8.35|
|#Carmen Lawrence (ALP)||32 707||52.35|
A total of 74 721 electors were enrolled for the Fremantle by-election. The Divisional Returning Officer for Fremantle declared Carmen Lawrence (ALP) as the new Member on 15 March 1994.