Election held on 25 October 1930
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||729,914||55.05||+12.05||55||0||61.11|
|Nationalist Party (Nationalists)||404,405||30.50||-7.98||23||0||25.56|
|Votes for other than listed parties||0||0.00||0.00|
* Party did not contest previous election or did not meet criteria for listing, or contested previous election under a different party name.
Electoral system: This was the first election in NSW with compulsory voting (technically, compulsory attendance at the polling station). The electoral system had also been modified to preferential voting (AV) with the requirement that the voter list preferences for all candidates on the ballot.
Australian Party: The Australian Party was set up largely at the instigation of former prime minister W M Hughes, and aimed to appeal to voters whose political views fell between the Nationalists on the right and the Labor Party on the left; see Robinson, '1930', pp. 21-23, 48 (see 'Reference' below).
Reference: For a comprehensive survey of this election and the preceding period, see Geoffrey Robinson, '1930', in Michael Hogan and David Clune (editors), The People's Choice: Electoral Politics in 20th Century New South Wales, vol. 2 (1930 to 1965), pp. 1-52, (Sydney: Parliament of New South Wales and University of Sydney, 2001, ISBN 0909907404).
Colin A Hughes and B D Graham, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1890-1964, pp. 423-460, (Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1968, SBN 708102700); New South Wales, Parliament, The New South Wales Parliamentary Record: Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly, 1824-1999, vol. VI, pp. 7-15, (Sydney: Parliament of New South Wales, 1999).