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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.


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