Key Dates

Titlesort descending Date Body
ACT Election 15 October 2016
Australian Capital Territory Budget 3 June 2014
Australian Capital Territory Caretaker Period 9 September - 15 October 2016

Fixed election date

(Caretaker period of 37 days applies for the fixed election date - can be up to 90 days for an earlier election)

Commonwealth Caretaker Period TBA

No election date

(Caretaker period of between 32 and 39 days for fixed election date - can be between 38 and 100 days for elections not held on the fixed date)

Federal Budget 13 May 2014
Federal Election Next expected in 2016
New South Wales Budget 17 June 2014
New South Wales Caretaker Period 6 March - 28 March 2015

Fixed election date

(Caretaker period of 22 days applies for the fixed election date - can be up to 44 days in case of dissolution of Legislative Assembly due to 'no confidence' or rejected money Bill)

New Zealand Budget 15 May 2014
Northern Territory Budget 13 May 2014
Northern Territory Caretaker Period 7 August - 27 August 2016

Fixed election date

(Writs must be issued 20 day before the election date, commencing caretaker period)

Northern Territory Caretaker Period 7 August - 27 August 2016

Fixed election date

(Writs must be ussued 20 days before the election date, commencing caretaker period)

NSW Election 28 March 2015
NT Election 27 August 2016
QLD Election On or before 20 June 2015
Queensland Budget 3 June 2014
Queensland Caretaker Period TBA

No fixed date

(Election may be held any Saturday until 20 June 2015, with a caretaker periof of between 30 and 60 days)

SA Election 17 March 2018
South Australia Caretaker Period 15 February - 15 March 2014

Fixed election date

(Period shown assumes minimum campaign period of 28 days - can be up to 55 days)

South Australian Budget 19 June 2014
TAS Election On or before 26 May 2018
Tasmania Caretaker Period 12 February – 15 March 2014

No fixed election date
(Election may be held any Saturday until 24 May 2014, with a caretaker period of between 27 and 61 days commencing on the date of expiry or dissolution of the House of Assembly)

Tasmanian Budget 28 August 2014
VIC Election 29 November 2014
Victoria Caretaker Period 4 November - 29 November 2014

Fixed election date

(Caretaker period of 25 days applies for the fixed election date - can be uo to 65 days in case of dissolution of Legislative Assembly due to 'no confidence' or rejected money Bill)

Victorian Budget 6 May 2014
WA Election 11 March 2017
Western Australia Caretaker Period 1 February - 11 March 2017

Fixed election date

(Caretaker period of between 32 and 39 days for fixed election date - can be between 38 and 100 days for elections not held on the fixed date)

Western Australian Budget 8 May 2014