2013 Australian federal election

election held on 7 September 2013

The 2013 Australian federal election to elect the members of the 44th Parliament of Australia took place on 7 September 2013. The centre-right Liberal/National Coalition opposition led by Opposition leader Tony Abbott of the Liberal Party of Australia and Coalition partner the National Party of Australia, led by Warren Truss, beat the incumbent centre-left Labor Party government of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.

2013 Australian federal election

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All 150 seats in the House of Representatives
76 seats were needed for a majority
40 (of the 76) seats in the Senate
Opinion polls
  First party Second party Third party
  Tony Abbott Kevin Rudd Christine Milne
Leader Tony Abbott Kevin Rudd Christine Milne
Party Liberal/National coalition Labor Greens
Leader's seat Warringah (NSW) Griffith (Qld.) Senator for Tasmania
Last election 72 seats, 43.32% 72 seats, 37.99% 1 seat, 11.76%
Seats won 90 seats 55 seats 1 seat
Seat change Increase18 Decrease17 Steady
Popular vote 5,882,818 4,311,365 1,116,918
Percentage 45.55% 33.38% 8.65%
Swing Increase1.93 Decrease4.61 Decrease3.11
TPP 53.49% 46.51%
TPP swing Increase3.61 Decrease3.61

Prime Minister before election

Kevin Rudd

Subsequent Prime Minister

Tony Abbott
Liberal/National coalition

The 44th Parliament of Australia opened on 12 November 2013, with the members of the House of Representatives and territory senators sworn in.[1] The state senators were sworn in by the next Governor-General Peter Cosgrove on 7 July 2014, with their six-year terms commencing on 1 July.[2]


  1. "Senate - Official Hansard - No. 1, 2013" (PDF). Parliament of Australia. 12 November 2013. p. 1,2. Retrieved 15 April 2022.
  2. "2013 Federal Election Finally Complete". Australianpolitics.com. 7 July 2014. Retrieved 19 March 2018.