Welcome to the Tally Room’s complete guide to the 2013 Australian federal election. This guide includes comprehensive coverage of each seat’s history, geography, political situation and results of the 2013 election, as well as maps and tables showing those results.
On this page you can find links to each individual profile for each House of Representatives electorate and the Senate race in the six states and the two territories, as well as pages with information about the last election, key seats, the redistribution and frequently asked questions.
Table of contents:
Profiles have been produced for all 150 House of Representatives electorates. You can use the following navigation to click through to each seat’s profile.
Profiles have also been written for the Senate races in all six states and both territories.
- New South Wales
- Western Australia
- South Australia
- Australian Capital Territory
- Northern Territory
Opinion polls all point in the same direction – Labor is facing an uphill battle to win in 2013, and are likely to lose a large number of seats, and government.
The first place to look when considering which seats will be key in 2013 is the pendulum.
The pendulum lists all seats by the margin of victory at the last election. Labor seats on the left, Coalition seats on the right, with the most marginal seats at the top and the safest at the bottom.
Most of the key seats at this election will be fought between Labor and the Coalition parties. There are seats in every state where Labor will be struggling to hold on in the face of a potential landslide.
There are also a handful of seats where the race will be fought between an independent and a major party, seats where Labor and the Greens will be fighting it out, and a small number where the National Party will be fighting off a challenge from their Liberal coalition partners.
Since the 2010 elections, redistributions have been undertaken in two states: Victoria and South Australia. In both cases, the redistribution was triggered due to seven years passing since the previous redistribution.
No state gained or lost seats, and all of the seat names used in 2010 in Victoria and South Australia have been retained.
While margins have changed, the total number of seats held by each party has remained steady.
This guide includes a lot of content and I regularly get asked questions about how it is structured and why I make decisions about what information is included.
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