Information about the 46th Parliament
Federal election - Saturday 18 May 2019
A general election for the House of Representatives and half of the Senate was held on Saturday, 18 May 2019. For information about the general election, visit the Australian Electoral Commission website. For the Senate, the election was for those state senators whose terms expire on 30 June 2019 and territory senators.
When will details of newly elected Senators be available?
The final results for the Senate will take some time for the AEC to determine. For progress on the count, see the AEC website. The AEC has also published an indicative timeline for the Senate counting process.
Newly elected senators will commence their terms from 1 July 2019 and territory senators' terms commence on the date of their election.
Prorogation of the 45th Parliament and what it means for the Senate
Prorogation terminates the sittings of the Senate, however, its committees (not joint committees) may continue to meet, conduct hearings and present reports if they resolve to do so. Prorogation also has the effect of terminating all business pending before the Senate. Unresolved matters including notices of motion, questions on notice and bills can be resubmitted or restored in the next Parliament.