Election held on 3 October 1998
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||4,454,306||40.10||+1.34||67||0||45.27|
|Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party||936,612||8.43||*||0|
|Country Liberal Party (NT)||36,014||0.32||-0.03||0|
|Votes for other than listed parties||308,844||2.78||+0.79|
* Party did not contest previous election or did not meet criteria for listing, or contested previous election under a different party name.
In the national summary for the House of Representatives for this election, the vote for the Australian Greens includes the votes cast in Western Australia for the Greens WA. At this election all previous Green party groupings agreed to endorse candidates under the name of the Australian Greens, except the Greens WA in Western Australia who maintained their own party label.
The vote shown for Independents at this election is the sum of votes cast for all candidates registered as Independents (118) and those candidates who ran for office without any registered party name (6). There were 124 such candidates.
Australian Electoral Commission, Election 98, Volume 1, National Results, Canberra 1998; Australian Electoral Commission, Electoral Statistics 1993, 1996, 1998, CD-ROM, Canberra,1999; Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1985-1999, Sydney: Federation Press, 2002 (ISBN 1862874344). 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 review of this election, see: Marian Simms and John Warhurst (editors), Howard's Agenda: The 1998 Australian Election, St Lucia, Qld: University of Queensland Press, 2000 (ISBN 0 7022 3163 0).