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Federal and State Election Dates Since 1901

This table shows the date of every Federal, State and Territory election since 1901.

The original table – Federal and State Election Dates Since 1945 – was taken from Abiding Interests, a book by former prime minister Gough Whitlam, published in 1997. The table has been extended to show every election since 1901.

Elections for the Tasmanian Legislative Council take place every May and are not shown here. Where separate elections were held for other Legislative Councils, or for the Senate, the dates are given in brackets.

The table shows that 1942 and 2000 are the only years since Federation in which no federal, state or territory elections were held.

A full list and analysis of Federal Election Dates Since 1901 is available here.

Australian Federal, State & Territory Election Dates Since 1901
YEAR AUST NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS NT ACT
1901
Mar 29-30
Jul 03
(Sep 12)
Apr 24
1902
(Sep 12)
1 Oct
Mar 11
May 03
1903
Dec 16
Apr 02
1904
Aug 06
Jun 01
Aug 27
Jun 28
1905
27/10-24/11
May 27
1906
Dec 12
Nov 03
Mar 29
1907
Sep 10
Mar 15
(Jun 04)
May 18
1908
Dec 29
Feb 05
11/9-23/10
1909
Oct 02
Apr 30
YEAR AUST NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS NT ACT
1910
Apr 13
Oct 14
(Jun 02)
Apr 02
1911
Nov 16
Oct 03
1912
Apr 27
Feb 10
Apr 30
1913
May 31
Dec 06
(Jun 06)
Jan 23
1914
Sep 05 (DD)
Nov 26
Oct 21
1915
May 22
Mar 27
1916
(Jun 01)
Mar 23
1917
May 05
Mar 24
Nov 15
Sep 29
1918
Mar 16
Apr 06
1919
Dec 13
(Jun 05)
May 31
YEAR AUST NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS NT ACT
1920
Mar 20
Oct 21
Oct 09
1921
Aug 30
Mar 12
Apr 09
1922
Dec 16
Mar 25
(May 31)
Jun 10
1923
May 12
1924
Jun 26
Mar 22
Apr 05
1925
Nov 14
May 30
(Jun 04)
Jun 03
1926
May 08
1927
Oct 08
Apr 09
Mar 26
Mar 26
1928
Nov 17
(Jun 02)
May 30
1929
Oct 12
May 30
May 11
YEAR AUST NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS NT ACT
1930
Oct 25
Apr 12
Apr 05
1931
Dec 19
(Jun 06)
May 09
1932
Jun 11
May 14
Jun 11
1933
Apr 08
Apr 08
1934
Sep 15
(Jun 09)
Jun 09
1935
May 11
Mar 02
May 11
1936
Feb 15
1937
Oct 23
(Jun 12)
Oct 02
Feb 20
1938
Mar 26
Apr 02
Mar 19
1939
Mar 18
YEAR AUST NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS NT ACT
1940
Sep 21
Mar 16
(Jun 15)
1941
May 10
Mar 29
Mar 29
Dec 13
1942
1943
Aug 21
Jun 12
Nov 20
1944
May 27
Apr 15
Apr 29
1945
Nov 10
1946
Sep 28
(June 15)
May 04
Nov 23
1947
May 03
Nov 08
May 03
Mar 15
Mar 08
1948
(May 08)
(Aug 21)
1949
Dec 10
(June 18)
YEAR AUST NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS NT ACT
1950
Jun 17
May 13
Apr 29
Mar 25
(May 06)
Mar 04
May 06
1951
Apr 28 (DD)
1952
(Jun 21)
Dec 06
(May 03)
1953
(May 09)
Feb 14
Mar 07
Feb 14
Mar 07
1954
May 29
(May 08)
1955
Dec 10
May 28
(June 18)
Feb 19
1956
Mar 03
May 19
Apr 07
Mar 03
Oct 13
1957
Aug 03
1958
Nov 22
May 31
(Jun 21)
(May 10)
1959
Mar 21
Mar 21
Mar 07
May 02
YEAR AUST NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS NT ACT
1960
May 28
(Apr 30)
1961
Dec 09
July 15
1962
Mar 03
Mar 31
(May 12)
Mar 03
1963
Nov 30
Jun 01
1964
(Dec 05)
Jun 27
May 02
1965
May 01
Feb 20
Mar 06
1966
Nov 26
May 28
1967
(Nov 25)
Apr 29
1968
Feb 24
Mar 23
Mar 02
1969
Oct 25
May 17
May 10
YEAR AUST NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS NT ACT
1970
(Nov 21)
May 30
May 30
1971
Feb 13
Feb 20
1972
Dec 02
May 27
Apr 22
1973
Nov 17
May 19
Mar 10
1974
May 18 (DD)
Dec 07
Mar 30
Oct 19
1975
Dec 13 (DD)
Jul 12
1976
May 01
Mar 20
Dec 11
1977
Dec 10
Nov 12
Feb 19
Sep 17
Aug 13
1978
Oct 07
1979
May 05
Sep 15
Jul 28
YEAR AUST NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS NT ACT
1980
Oct 18
Nov 29
Feb 23
Jun 07
1981
Sep 19
1982
Apr 03
Nov 06
May 15
1983
Mar 05 (DD)
Oct 22
Feb 19
Dec 03
1984
Dec 01
Mar 24
1985
Mar 02
Dec 07
1986
Nov 01
Feb 08
Feb 08
1987
Jul 11 (DD)
Mar 07
1988
Mar 19
Oct 01
1989
Dec 02
Feb 04
Nov 25
May 13
Mar 04
YEAR AUST NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS NT ACT
1990
Mar 24
Oct 27
1991
May 25
1992
Oct 03
Sep 19
Feb 01
Feb 15
1993
Mar 13
Feb 06
Dec 11
1994
Jun 04
1995
Mar 25
Jul 15
Feb 18
1996
Mar 02
Mar 30
Dec 14
Feb 24
1997
Oct 11
Aug 30
1998
Oct 03
Jun 13
Aug 29
Feb 21
1999
Mar 27
Sep 18
YEAR AUST NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS NT ACT
2000
2001
Nov 10
Feb 17
Feb 10
Aug 18
Oct 20
2002
Nov 30
Feb 09
Jul 20
2003
Mar 22
2004
Oct 09
Feb 07
Oct 16
2005
Feb 26
Jun 18
2006
Nov 25
Sep 09
Mar 18
Mar 18
2007
Nov 24
Mar 24
2008
Sep 06
Aug 09
Oct 18
2009
Mar 21
YEAR AUST NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS NT ACT
2010
Aug 21
Nov 27
Mar 20
Mar 20
2011
Mar 26
2012
Mar 24
Aug 25
Oct 20
2013
Sep 07
Mar 09
2014
(Apr 05 WA)
Nov 29
Mar 15
Mar 15
2015
Mar 28
Jan 31
2016
Jul 02 (DD)
Aug 27
Oct 15
2017
Nov 25
Mar 11
2018
Nov 24
Mar 17
Mar 03
2019
May 18
Mar 23


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