The table on this page shows the seats that changed hands in the 2004 House of Representatives election.
A total of 15 seats changed hands. A new seat was created in Queensland (Bonner) and a South Australian seat (Bonython) was abolished. A number of seats had notional majorities for one side or the other, due to redistributions.
The ALP won 60 seats, a net loss of 5. It lost 8 seats to the Coalition (including the new and notionally ALP seat of Bonner) but won 4 back. The South Australian seat of Bonython was abolished in a redistribution and its sitting member transferred to the notionally Labor seat of Wakefield, but was defeated. The ALP also regained Cunningham, lost in a 2002 by-election to the Greens.
The Coalition won 87 seats, a net gain of 5. It won 9 seats from the ALP but also lost 4 to the ALP. The Coalition’s parliamentary majority was an overall 24 seats. It was the Howard government’s 4th consecutive election win and the second in a row in which the government increased its majority.
The three independents from the previous parliament all retained their seats: Peter Andren (Calare), Bob Katter (Kennedy) and Tony Windsor (New England).
- State of the Parties Since 1943
- State of the Parties Since 1901 – detailed
- Detailed table of House results since 1972
- Colour-coded table of House seats since 1984
|Summary of Seats Changing Hands – 2004 Federal Election|
|Party/Group||2007 Seats||Seats Won||Seats Lost||2010 Total|
|Coalition (Liberal, Nationals & Country Liberals)|
(Calare, Kennedy, New England)
In the following table, the names of retiring sitting members are shown in italics, followed by the name of the new candidate for that party.
|SEATS CHANGING HANDS AT THE 2004 FEDERAL ELECTION|
|HELD BY||Member||WON BY|
|Cunningham||Michael Organ||Greens||Sharon Bird||ALP|
|Parramatta||Ross Cameron||Liberal||Julie Owens||ALP|
|Richmond||Larry Anthony||National||Justine Elliot||ALP|
|McMillan||Christian Zahra||ALP (nominally Liberal)||Russell Broadbent||Liberal|
|Bonner||Con Sciacca||ALP (nominally ALP)||Ross Vasta||Liberal|
|ALP (nominally Liberal)||Andrew Laming||Liberal|
|Hasluck||Sharryn Jackson||ALP||Stuart Henry||Liberal|
|Stirling||Jann McFarlane||ALP||Michael Keenan||Liberal|
|Adelaide||Trish Worth||Liberal||Kate Ellis||ALP|
|Kingston||David Cox||ALP||Kym Richardson||Liberal|
(ex-Bonython – abolished)
|ALP (nominally ALP)||David Fawcett||Liberal|
|Bass||Michelle O’Byrne||ALP||Michael Ferguson||Liberal|
|Braddon||Sid Sidebottom||ALP||Mark Baker||Liberal|