Election held on 13 December 1975
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||3,313,004||42.84||-6.46||36||0||28.35|
|National Country Party||853,943||11.04||*||22||0||17.32|
|Democratic Labor Party||101,750||1.32||-0.10||0|
|Country Liberal Party (NT)||15,976||0.21||*||1||0||0.79|
|Votes for other than listed parties||182,116||2.36||+0.32|
* Party did not contest previous election or did not meet criteria for listing, or contested previous election under a different party name.
Government at election: Fraser became prime minister of a Liberal Party-National Country Party coalition minority government on 11 November 1975 after the dismissal of the Whitlam Australian Labor Party majority government by the Governor General.
Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1975-1984, Rushcutters Bay, NSW: Australian National University Press, 1986 (ISBN 008033038X); 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 survey of this election, see Howard R Penniman (editor), Australia at the Polls: The National Elections of 1975, Washington, DC: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 1977 (ISBN 0844732397).