Australian federal, state and territory election dates are sometimes fixed in advance and sometimes at the discretion of the Prime Minister, Premier or Chief Minister.
A majority of the States and Territories have fixed-term parliaments but the Federal Government still has the traditional system whereby the Prime Minister chooses the election date, subject to constitutional restraints and the provisions of the Electoral Act.
- 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.
- Election Campaign Lengths – Announcement and Polling Dates Since 1966
- 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.
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