ID 1590

Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in Victoria

(for more information on this election see national summary for the House of Representatives)

Election of 7 September 2013

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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in Victoria

Total number of voters on the roll
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
Number of uncontested seats
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
Total valid votes
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
Not applicable
Electoral system
Adult franchise at 18 years (from 1974); single member districts, preferential voting (AV); compulsory preferences; compulsory voting

House of Representatives votes and seats won in Victoria

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Election held on 7 September 2013
Criteria for the inclusion of parties in this table are set out in the Glossary under 'listed party'

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Party Name First preference vote n First preference vote share % Change from previous election % Seats won n Uncontested seats held n Seat share %
Liberal Party  1,320,417  40.08  +3.62  14  37.84 
Australian Labor Party  1,146,894  34.81  -8.00  19  51.35 
Australian Greens  355,698  10.80  -1.86  2.70 
Palmer United Party  119,623  3.63     
National Party  86,045  2.61  -0.58  5.41 
Australian Sex Party  67,460  2.05     
Family First  59,288  1.80  -1.34     
Independents  55,173  1.67  +0.82  2.70 
Votes for other than listed parties 84,061 2.55 +1.65       
Totals 3,294,659  100.00    37  100.00 

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* Party did not contest previous election or did not meet criteria for listing, or contested previous election under a different party name.


Australian Greens: Adam Bandt won the seat seat of Melbourne for the Australian Greens at the general election in 2010, becoming the first candidate for the party to win representation in the House of Representatives at a general election. He retained the seat for the Australian Greens at this election (2013).

Palmer United Party: The Palmer United Party was formed in 2013 by mining businessman Clive Palmer, who had been previously associated with the Queensland National Party and its successor, the Liberal National Party. The Palmer United Party endorsed candidates in every House of Representatives electoral district in Australia, and in Senate elections for all states and territories. The Party's policies argued for limiting paid lobbyists, changes to refugee policies, abolition of a carbon tax, more mineral processing in Australia, and greater expenditure in regional Australia. The Party only won the Queensland House of Representatives seat of Fairfax which was contested by Palmer himself.

Australian Sex Party: The Australian Sex Party was committed to respecting the rights of all individuals to live their lives in the way they chose without infringing on the rights of or causing harm to others. This included the decriminalization of personal drug use, legalizing voluntary euthanasia, and national policies on censorship and anti-discrimination. The party had contested federal elections since 2010 but had not always met the criteria for being a listed party in this database (see 'Other parties', below).

Independents and non-affiliated: The vote shown for Independents at this election in the table above is the sum of votes cast for the 26 candidates registered in Victoria as Independents and 2 candidates who ran for office without any registered party name. An Independents was elected from Victoria at this election; Cathy McGowan won the seat of Indi.

Other parties: The Australian Electoral Commission listed seventeen registered party groupings for this House of Representatives election whose votes are not separately listed in the table above. None of these parties gained 1 percent of the formal (valid) vote at this election, had a candidate elected or met any of the other criteria for listing in this database for the state summary for this House of Representatives election in Victoria (see listed party). For details of the votes won by these parties, see the reference in 'Sources', below.

Note that some of these parties may have qualified for listing in other state summaries for this election.


Voting figures are taken from the Australian Electoral Commission 'Election 2013' web page 'First Preferences by Party', online at: [accessed 12 December 2013]