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Federal

House of Representatives (Lower House)

Number of seats: 150

Number of electorates: 150

Length of terms: three years

When elections are held: no fixed date

Next election: expected 2019

Current government: Liberal/National Coalition Government

Current leader: Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP

 

Senate (Upper House)

Number of seats: 76

Number of electorates: The seats in the senate are decided by state and territory boundaries. Each state elects 12 senators, while each territory elects two.

Length of terms: six years (three years for senators from the ACT and NT)

When elections are held: no fixed date

Next election: expected 2019

Current majority: no current majority

Current president: Senator the Hon. Stephen Parry

  

Territories

Australian Capital Territory

Legislative Assembly

Number of electorates: five

Number of seats: 25

Length of terms: four years

When elections are held: third Saturday in October

Next election: Saturday 17 October 2020

Current government: Labor Government (minority)

Current leader: Mr Andrew Barr MLA

 

Northern Territory

Legislative Assembly

Number of seats: 25

Number of electorates: 25

Length of terms:  four years

When elections are held: fourth Saturday in August

Next election: Saturday 22 August 2020

Current government: Labor Government

Current Leader: Hon. Michael Gunner MLA

States

New South Wales 

Legislative Assembly (Lower House)

Number of electorates: 93

Number of seats: 93

Length of terms:  four years

When elections are held: last Saturday in March

Next election:  Saturday 23 March 2019

Current government: Liberal/National Coalition Government

Current leader: Hon. Gladys Berejiklian

 

Legislative Council (Upper House)

Number of electorates: no electorates

Number of seats: 42

Length of terms: eight years

When elections are held: last Saturday in March

Next election:  Saturday 23 March 2019

Current majority: no current majority

Current President: Hon. Don Harwin MLC

 

 

Queensland

Legislative Assembly

Number of electorates: 89

Number of seats: 89

Length of terms: three years

When elections are held: no fixed date  

Next election: Expected 2018

Current government: Labor Government (minority)

Current leader: Hon. Annastacia Palaszcuk MP

 

South Australia

House of Assembly (Lower House)

Number of electorates: 47

Number of seats: 47

Length of terms:  four years

When elections are held: third Saturday in March

Next election: Saturday 17 March 2018

Current government: Labor Government (minority)

Current leader: Hon. Jay Weatherill MP

 

Legislative Council (Upper House)

Number of electorates: no electorates

Number of seats: 22

Length of terms:  eight years

When elections are held: third Saturday in March

Next election: Saturday 17 March 2018

Current majority: no current majority

Current President: Hon. Russell Wortley MLC  

 

Tasmania 

House of Assembly (Lower House) 

Number of electorates: five

Number of seats: 25

Length of terms: four years

When elections are held: no fixed date

Next election: Expected March 2018 

Current government: Liberal Party

Current leader: Hon. Will Hodgman MP

 

Legislative Council (Upper House)

Number of electorates: 15

Number of seats: 15 

Length of terms: six years

When elections are held: elections are held in May every year to elect two or three representatives

Next election: Saturday 6 May 2017

Current majority: no current majority

Current President: Hon. James Wilkinson MLC

 

Victoria

Legislative Assembly (Lower House) 

Number of electorates: 88

Number of seats: 88

Length of terms: four years 

When elections are held: last Saturday of November

Next election: Saturday 24 November 2018

Current government: Labor Government

Current Leader: Hon. Daniel Andrews MP

 

Legislative Council (Upper House) 

Number of electorates: eight

Number of seats: 40

Length of terms: four years

When elections are held: last Saturday of November

Next election: Saturday 24 November 2018

Current majority: Liberal/National Coalition

Current President: Hon. Bruce Atkinson MLC

 

 

Western Australia

Legislative Assembly (Lower House) 

Number of electorates: 59

Number of seats: 59

Length of terms: four years 

When elections are held: second Saturday of March

Next election: Saturday 11 March 2017

Current government: Liberal/National Coalition Government

Current leader: Hon. Colin Barnett MLA

 

Legislative Council (Upper House) 

Number of electorates: six

Number of seats: 36

Length of terms: four years

When elections are held: second Saturday of March

Next election: Saturday 11 March 2017

Current majority: Liberal/National Coalition

Current President: Hon. Barry House MLC

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