(for more information on this election see national summary for the Senate)
Election held on 11 July 1987
Criteria for the inclusion of parties in this table are set out in the Glossary under 'listed party'
|Party Name||First preference vote n||First preference vote share %||Change from previous election %||Seats won by ticket n||Seats won by ticket %||Seats won by party n||Seats won by party %||Seats held by party n||Seats held by party %|
|Australian Labor Party||1,355,792||42.42||+0.85||5||41.67||5||41.67||5||41.67|
|Liberal Party - National Party (joint ticket)||1,289,888||40.35||+3.31||5||41.67|
|Call to Australia Party||107,859||3.37||-0.20||0|
|Nuclear Disarmament Party||48,998||1.53||-8.13||1||8.33||1||8.33||1||8.33|
|Votes for other than listed parties||103,888||3.25||+2.41|
Australian Electoral Commission, Election Statistics, Result of Count, Senate, House of Representatives, Election 1987, Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service, 1987 (ISBN 0644072267); Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1985-1999, Sydney: Federation Press, 2002 (ISBN 1862874344); Gerard Newman, Federal Election Results 1949-2001, Canberra: Commonwealth Parliament, Department of the Parliamentary Library, Information and Research Services, Research Paper 9 2001-02, 2002 (ISSN 13287478).
For a general review of this election, see Ian McAllister and John Warhurst (editors), Australia Votes: The 1987 Federal Election, Melbourne: Longman Cheshire, 1988 (ISBN 058271224 6).