May 18, 2019 Held


Commonwealth of Australia

Election for Australian Senate


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:11,185,502
Valid Votes:None
Invalid Votes:None

Vote Share by Party:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Australian Labor Party 2,156,865


Country Labour Party (Country Labour Party) 1,116,861


Australian Greens 1,116,125


Liberal Party (Liberal Party) 950,463


Liberal National Party 855,933


Pauline Hanson's One Nation (Pauline Hanson's One Nation) 591,406


United Australia Party (United Australia Party) 258,734


HEMP (HEMP) 192,892


Shooters, Fishers and Farmers (Shooters, Fishers and Farmers) 185,610


Animal Justice Party (Animal Justice Party) 133,622


Liberal Democrats (Liberal Democrats) 124,142


Democratic Labour Party (Democratic Labour Party) 110,007


Independents (Independents) 44,645

Election Results Modified: May 24, 2019

General Information

Note on the Results: Official Senate seat totals will be available "at least 13 days after the election," and will be added here then.

At stake in this election:

  • 40 seats in the Senate

Government Structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II*
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Scott MORRISON
  • Assembly: Australia has a bicameral Federal Parliament consisting of the Senate and House of Representatives. The Senate is composed of 76 seats and the House of Representatives has 151 seats.

* Queen Elizabeth II is represented by Governor-General Peter COSGROVE.

Electoral System:

  • In the Senate, members are directly elected in multi-seat constituencies by proportional representation vote. Twelve members are elected from each of the six states to serve six-year terms and two members from each of the two mainland territories to serve three-year terms. One-half of state membership is renewed every three years.

Main parties in the election:

* There are 81 parties registered in Australia. A full list is available here.

** The Liberal Party, The Liberal National Party, and The National Party of Australia are members of an alliance called The Coalition.

*** The Centre Alliance was formerly called the Nick Xenophon Team.

Population and Registered Voters:

  • Population: 25,088,636 (2019 est.)
  • Registered Voters:16,323,823

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 12,589,589 (2019 est.)
  • Is Australia a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)
  • Has Australia ratified CEDAW: Yes (28 July 1983)
  • Gender Quota: No (There are no legal quotas, but there are voluntary party quotas)
  • Female candidates in this election: Yes
  • Number of Female Parliamentarians: 45 (30%) of the 150 members of the House of Representatives; 30 (39.5%) of the 76 members of the Senate
  • Human Development Index Position: 3 (2018)
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very Low (2019)

Disability Data:

  • Is Australia a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)
  • Has Australia ratified CRPD: Yes (17 July 2008)
  • Population with a disability: 3,412,652 (est.)
Election Modified: Aug 17, 2023

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