Australian Election Timetable


Elections Timetable

JurisdictionDateFixed or Latest
Tasmanian Legislative Council5 May 2018Periodic*
Northern Territory29 August 2020Fixed
Australian Capital Territory17 October 2020Fixed
Commonwealth (Simultaneous half-Senate and House of Representatives)18 May 2019Latest
Commonwealth (House of Representatives only)2 November 2019Latest
Commonwealth (half-Senate)18 May 2019Latest
Commonwealth (Double dissolution)28 February 2019Latest
Western Australia13 March 2021Fixed
Queensland25 November 2017Latest
South Australia17 March 2018Fixed
Tasmanian House of Assembly24 March 2018Latest
New England By-election2 December 2017Fixed
Bennelong By-election16 December 2017Fixed

*Elections are conducted on a 6 year periodic cycle. Elections for 3 members are held in May one year, with elections for 2 members held in May the following year and so on. Each elector may only have one opportunity to vote in Legislative Council elections once every 6 years.