Federal Election Polling Day Saturday 18 May 2019
Australian Electoral Commission
Make Up For House Of Representatives Chamber
Victor P Taffa
Australian Electoral Commission has declared all Divisions in the 151 seat House of Representatives for the Federal Election held on Saturday 18 May 2019.
Postal and Pre-Poll votes have all been counted and a complete distribution of preferences has been conducted.
Australia does not have First Past The Post voting and electors must place a preference of choice for the candidates on the ballot paper.
Federal Elections are held every 3 years.
House of Representatives Divisions as declared by the Australian Electoral Commission are as follows:
Party 2019 Election 2016 Election
Liberal/National Coalition 77 76
Liberal 44 45
Liberal National Party 23 21
The Nationals 10 10
Australian Labor Party 68 69
The Greens 1 1
Katter’s Australian Party 1 1
Centre Alliance 1 1
Independent 3 2
Total 151 150
Following electoral redistribution, the House of Representatives increased in size by 1 seat to 151 seats. Increase came with the creation of the Division of Bean in the Australian Capital Territory.
76 seats are required for a party to form Majority Government.
Liberal Party and National Party forms an official coalition under a signed agreement with terms and conditions.
However, in the State of Queensland the Liberal Party merged with the National Party to form the Liberal National Party.