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).