Election held on 26 November 1966
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 %|
|Australian Labor Party||2,282,834||39.98||-5.49||41||0||33.06|
|Democratic Labor Party||417,411||7.31||-0.13||0|
|Votes for other than listed parties||72,666||1.27||+0.63|
Prime minister at election: Holt became prime minister of a Liberal Party Country Party coalition government on 26 January 1966. As the member for the Australian Capital Territory had full voting rights in the House of Representatives following the 1966 election, and the member for the Northern Territory had full voitng rights from 1968, the figures for the two Territories are included in House of Representatives results for 1966. Before 1949 general election, residents of the ACT had no representation in the Commonwealth Parliament. By an Act of 1948, residents of the ACT was given representation in the House of Representatives but the member had voting rights only on matters affecting the ACT.
Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1965-1974, Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1977 (ISBN 0708113400); 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).