Election held on 29 March 1901
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 n||Uncontested seats held n||Seat share %|
|Free Trade Party||175,813||50.21||*||4||0||57.14|
|Australian Labor Party||55,633||15.89||*||1||0||14.29|
|Votes for other than listed parties||1,745||0.50||0.00|
* Party did not contest previous election or did not meet criteria for listing, or contested previous election under a different party name.
Election date: some polls were held on 30 March 1901.
Government at election: Barton was commissioned by the Governor General to form the first ministry on 1 January 1901. It included representatives from all states.
Colin A Hughes and B D Graham, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1890-1964, (Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1968, SBN 708102700).