- Federal Election Dates Since 1901
- Federal Election Dates & Outcomes Since 1901
– a table showing the dates of elections, the fate of incumbent governments, and the names and parties of the competing leaders.
- Federal By-Election Dates Since 1901
– a table showing the date of all by-elections since 1901, including the names and party affiliations of successful candidates.
- Federal and State Election Dates Since 1945
– a table showing the dates of all Federal, State and Territory elections since 1945.
- Dec 10, 2013: December 10: Most Popular Federal Election Date
- Aug 04, 2013: RUDD CALLS FEDERAL ELECTION FOR SEPTEMBER 7
- Jan 30, 2013: Why Has Gillard Picked September 14?
- Jan 30, 2013: Gillard Uses National Press Club Speech To Announce September 14 Election
- Jan 30, 2013: GILLARD ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER 14 FEDERAL ELECTION
- Jan 02, 2013: When Will The 2013 Federal Election Be Held?
- Dec 13, 2012: Today’s Electoral Anniversaries: Hughes And Fraser
- Dec 10, 2011: Saturday Trivia: December 10 Most Popular Day for Elections
- Sep 11, 2007: Future Election Dates
- Nov 09, 2003: Future Election Dates
FEDERAL ELECTIONS SINCE 1972
These links will take you to more detailed information, documents, audio and video files, and results of federal elections.
1972 – It’s Time: Gough Whitlam becomes the first Labor Prime Minister in 23 years
1974 – A Fair Go: Forced to an early election, Whitlam is returned to office but still without control of the Senate
1975 – Turn on the Lights: Following Whitlam’s dismissal, Malcolm Fraser leads the coalition to the biggest election victory in federal history
1977 – Whitlam’s last hurrah: Fraser’s coalition government is returned in a nearly identical result to 1975.
1980 – Fraser weakened: under the leadership of Bill Hayden, the ALP makes up ground against the coalition
1983 – The Drover’s Dog: Fraser calls an early election, the ALP makes Bob Hawke leader and win a comfortable victory
1984 – Peacock surprises: Another early election, a long campaign, and Hawke’s majority is reduced
1987 – Joh for PM: Hawke calls a snap election to capitalise on coalition disunity and increases his majority against an opposition now led by John Howard
1990 – Hawke’s fourth and final victory: the environment becomes an issue and third-party preferences save the ALP
1993 – the unloseable election: Paul Keating wipes the floor with John Hewson’s Fightback! and the GST
1996 – Relaxed and Comfortable: John Howard defeats Keating and the coalition returns to government in a landslide
1998 – the GST election: Kim Beazley takes Howard to the brink of defeat but Howard clings on and the GST is introduced
2001 – We will decide who comes to this country: John Howard increases his majority in an election dominated by the terrorism of 9/11, the Tampa and war in Afghanistan
2004 – This election is about trust: Howard wins a fourth term against the ALP’s Mark Latham
2007 – Kevin07: the ALP returns to government under Kevin Rudd and John Howard loses his seat
2010 – The Real Julia: the ALP dispatches Rudd and Julia Gillard stumbles into an election against Tony Abbott which results in a hung parliament
2013 – Abbott Dispatches Rudd: six years of Rudd-Gillard-Rudd government is brought to an end
STATE AND TERRITORY ELECTIONS
- 2001 Queensland – the election that delivered a landslide victory to the ALP and Premier Peter Beattie. The Labor government won 66 of the 89 seats in the Legislative Assembly.
- 1999 Victoria – the election that unexpectedly saw the defeat of the coalition government led by Jeff Kennett.
- 1998 Tasmania – the election that returned the ALP to government in the Apple Isle for the first time since 1992.
- 1998 Queensland – the election that delivered minority government to Peter Beattie and the ALP.
- 1996 Victoria – the election that saw Jeff Kennett and the Liberal-National coalition returned for a second term with an overwhelming majority.