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2004 Federal Election Timetable

This is the official timetable of key dates for the 2004 Federal Election. [Read more…]


2001 Federal Election Timetable

This is the timetable for the 2001 Federal Election.

All dates are mandated by the Constitution or the Commonwealth Electoral Act. [Read more…]


1998 Federal Election Timetable

1998 Federal Election Timetable
Event Date
Announcement of election
30 August 1998
Issue of writs
31 August 1998
Close of rolls
7 September 1998
Close of nominations
10 September 1998
Declaration of nominations
11 September 1998
Polling Day
3 October 1998
Return of Writs:

House of Representatives: 29 October 1998

Senate
New South Wales: 29 October 1998
Victoria: 29 October 1998
Queensland: 23 October 1998
Western Australia: 27 October 1998
South Australia: 26 October 1998
Tasmania: 29 October 1998
Australian Capital Territory: 29 October 1998
Northern Territory: 29 October 1998

Source: Australian Electoral Commission, Electoral Pocket Book 1999


1996 Federal Election Timetable

1996 Federal Election Timetable
Event Date
Announcement of election
27 January 1996
Issue of writs
29 January 1996
Close of rolls
5 February 1996
Close of nominations
9 February 1996
Polling Day
2 March 1996

Return of Writs:

House of Representatives: 1 April 1996

Senate
New South Wales: 10 April 1996
Victoria: 11 April 1996
Queensland: 4 April 1996
Western Australia: 4 April 1996
South Australia: 10 April 1996
Tasmania: 28 March 1996
Australian Capital Territory: 28 March 1996
Northern Territory: 25 March 1996

Source: Australian Electoral Commission, Electoral Pocket Book 1996