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Elections

Jurisdiction Date Notes
Federal

Expected in early 2022

Flexible three-year term

  • A regular 'simultaneous' election of both houses of parliament must be held on or before 21 May 2022. Terms of newly elected senators will begin on 1 July 2022.
  • The caretaker period is a convention that begins when the House of Representatives is dissolved. It typically lasts a minimum of 33 days prior to the election and until a new government is formed.
  • The last election was on 18 May 2019. The Morrison Liberal/National Coalition Government holds 76 of 151 seats in the House of Representatives.
ACT

19 October 2024

Fixed four-year term

“Third Saturday in October”

  • The caretaker period is the second half of September and the first half of October (writs must be issued a minimum of 37 days prior to the election).
  • The last election was on 17 October 2020.
  • The Barr Labor/Green Coalition Government holds 14 of 25 seats in the Legislative Assembly (unicameral/lower house only).
NSW

25 March 2023

Fixed four-year term

“Fourth Saturday in March”

  • The caretaker period is the first three weeks of March (writs must be issued within four days of “the Friday before the first Saturday in March”).
  • The last election was on 23 March 2019.
  • The Berejyklian Liberal/National Government holds 54 of 90 seats in the Legislative Assembly (lower house).
NT

24 August 2024

Fixed four-year term

“Fourth Saturday in August”

  • The caretaker period is the first three weeks of August, (writs must be issued 24 days prior to election).
  • The last election was on 22 August 2020.
  • The Gunner Labor Government holds 18 of 25 seats in the Legislative Assembly (unicameral/lower house only)
QLD

26 October 2024

Fixed four-year term

“Last Saturday of October”

  • The caretaker period is all of October (writs must be issued 26 days prior to election)
  • The last election was on 31 October 2020.
  • The Palaszczuk Labor Government holds 52 of 93 seats in the Legislative Assembly (lower house).
SA

19 March 2022

Fixed four-year term

“Third Saturday of March”

  • The caretaker period is the end of February and the first three weeks of March (writs must be issued 28 days prior to election).
  • The last election was on 17 March 2018.
  • The Marshall Liberal Government holds 25 of 47 seats in the House of Assembly (lower house).
TAS

Expected in early 2025

Flexible four-year term

  • Must be called by 30 May 2025.
  • The caretaker period is a full month prior to election day, (writs must be issued 29 days prior to election).
  • The last election was on 1 May 2021.
  • The Gutwein Liberal Government holds 13 of 25 seats in the House of Assembly (lower house).
VIC

26 November 2022

Fixed four-year term

“Last Saturday in November”

  • The caretaker period is all of November (writs must be issued 25 days prior to election).
  • The last election was on 24 November 2018. The Andrews Labor Government holds 55 of 88 seats in the Legislative Assembly (lower house).
WA

8 March 2025

Fixed four-year term

“Second Saturday of March”

  • The caretaker period is most of February (writs to be issued on the “First Wednesday of February”).
  • The last election was on 13 March 2021. The McGowan Government holds 53 of 59 seats in the Legislative Assembly (lower house).
NZ

Expected in late 2023

Flexible three-year term

  • Must be called by 13 January 2024.
  • The caretaker period is a convention that typically lasts a minimum of 27 days prior to the election and until a new government is formed (note the incumbent government retains lawful executive authority).
  • The last election was on 17 October 2020. The Ardern Government holds 65 of 121 seats in the House of Representatives (unicameral/lower house only).

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