Australian Senate

Upper House


The Senate is the upper house of the Parliament of Australia. The lower house is the House of Representatives. Senators are elected for a term that is usually six years. But some senators have three year terms. The Senate has a lot of power from the Australian Constitution.

Australian Senate
Type
Type
Structure
Seats76
Political groups
Government
Coalition (34)

  •   Liberal (23)
  •   LNP (6)
  •   Nationals (3)
  •   CLP (1)

Opposition (25)

Crossbench (11)

Elections
Last election
2013
Meeting place
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Parliament House
Canberra, ACT
Australia
Website
Australian Senate

There are currently 76 people in the Senate.