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Part 3 - Elections - Election dates

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Election dates

Unless otherwise specified, elections are for the House of Representatives and half the Senate. A double dissolution (or simultaneous dissolution) election is for both the House of Representatives and the entire Senate.

1901

29-30 March

1963

30 November

House of Representatives

1903

16 December

1964

5 December

Half-Senate

1906

12 December

1966

26 November

House of Representatives

1910

13 April

1967

25 November

Half-Senate

1913

31 May

1969

25 October

House of Representatives

1914

5 September

Double dissolution

1970

21 November

Half-Senate

1917

5 May

1972

2 December

House of Representatives

1919

13 December

1974

18 May

Double dissolution

1922

16 December

1975

13 December

Double dissolution

1925

14 November

1977

10 December

1928

17 November

1980

18 October

1929

12 October

House of Representatives

1983

5 March

Double dissolution

1931

19 December

1984

1 December

1934

15 September

1987

11 July

Double dissolution

1937

23 October

1990

24 March

1940

21 September

1993

13 March

1943

21 August

1996

2 March

1946

28 September

1998

3 October

1949

10 December

2001

10 November

1951

28 April

Double dissolution

2004

9 October

1953

9 May

Half-Senate

2007

24 November

1954

29 May

House of Representatives

2010

21 August

1955

10 December

2013

7 September

1958

22 November

2014

5 April

Half-Senate (WA only)

1961

9 December

2016

2 July

Double dissolution