Senate composition

Following the simultaneous dissolution of both Houses on 9 May 2016, a general election was held on 2 July 2016 for all seats in both Houses. This page will be updated as the Australian Electoral Commission declares the results for each state and territory. You can follow the progress of the count for the Senate at the virtual tally room.

This information relates to senators who held office prior to the dissolution of the Senate.

 Pie charts showing composition of the Senate

From 1 July 2015 until its dissolution on 9 May 2016, the Senate had its largest-ever crossbench, of 18 senators. Previously, the highest number had been 13 senators, in 2002-2005.

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