ID 1631

Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in Victoria

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

Election of 2 July 2016

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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 2 July 2016
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  1,273,419  37.01  -3.07  14  37.84 
Australian Labor Party  1,224,051  35.58  +0.77  18  48.65 
Australian Greens  451,700  13.13  +2.33  2.70 
National Party  163,514  4.75  +2.14  8.11 
Independents  93,610  2.72  +1.05  2.70 
Animal Justice Party  64,940  1.89     
Family First  44,623  1.30  -0.50     
Rise Up Australia Party  38,579  1.12     
Votes for other than listed parties 86,218 2.51 -0.05       
Totals 3,440,654  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 elections in 2010 and 2013, and was 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 (2016).

Independents: The vote shown for Independents at this election is the sum of first preference votes cast for the 30 candidates registered as Independents in Victoria. One Independent candidate in Victoria, Cathy McGowan was re-elected to the seat of Indi, a seat she had won at the 2013 House of Representatives election.

Family First: The Family First party was founded in 2002 in South Australia and had policies which support traditional family values. It ran candidates in all states at the 2004 federal election and was successful in winning a Senate seat in Victoria (Steve Fielding). It contested the Senate elections of 2007 and 2010 without success but gained representation in 2013 from South Australia with the election of its candidate, Bob Day, who was reelected to the Senate at this election (2016).

The party contested 65 House of Representatives seats at this election (2016) in all states except Tasmania and Western Australia but none of its candidates was elected.

Rise Up Australia Party: This party was founded in 2011 by Daniel Nalliah, who was opposed to multiculturalism. Its general orientation was nationalist and conservative; its candidates had contested several state and federal elections since its founding.

Other parties: The Australian Electoral Commission listed 19 registered party groupings for this House of Representatives election in Victoria whose votes are not separately listed in the table above. None of these parties gained 1 percent of the first preference votes 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 were taken from the Australian Electoral Commission website 'First preference votes by party', online: here [accessed 22 June 2017]