New South Wales Senators have been decided

Updated: 4 August 2016

The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has announced that the count for the election of twelve Senators for New South Wales was completed today.

The successful candidates for the twelve Senate vacancies for New South Wales are (in order of their election):

Successful candidates for the twelve Senate vacancies for New South Wales
Order Candidate Party
1 PAYNE, Marise Liberal
2 DASTYARI, Sam Labor
3 SINODINOS, Arthur Liberal
4 McALLISTER, Jenny Labor
5 NASH, Fiona The Nationals
6 O'NEILL, Deborah Labor
7 FIERRAVANTI-WELLS, Concetta Liberal
8 CAMERON, Doug Labor
9 RHIANNON, Lee The Greens
10 WILLIAMS, John The Nationals
11 BURSTON, Brian Pauline Hanson's One Nation
12 LEYONHJELM, David Liberal Democrats

The Australian Electoral Officer for New South Wales, Doug Orr said the distribution of preferences was conducted today to elect the twelve Senators.

"As with all aspects of the count, the automated distribution of preferences undertaken today was open to scrutineers appointed by the candidates," Doug Orr said.

All 2016 federal election results are available on the AEC's tally room at

Declaration of the Poll

Mr Orr said the formal Declaration of the Poll for the 2016 election of Senators for New South Wales will take place at 10.00am on Friday, 5 August 2016 and will be held at the AEC office, Level 13, 59 Goulburn Street, Haymarket NSW 2000.

All candidates and the media are invited to attend. RSVPs are not required.