Australian House of Representatives

Lower house of the Parliament of Australia

The House of Representatives is the lower house of the Parliament of Australia. The upper house is the Senate. Members of Parliament (MPs) serve for terms of about three years. There are 151 members. Each member represents one electorate. The number of electorates is figured out so that it is in proportion to the population of each state/territory. and so that each one has roughly the same population.[1] This is determined by the AEC (Australian Electoral Commission).

House of Representatives
47th Parliament of Australia
Coat of arms or logo
Milton Dick, Labor
since 26 July 2022
Tony Burke, Labor
since 1 June 2022
Paul Fletcher, Liberal
since 5 June 2022
Political groups
Government (78)

  Labor (78)

Opposition (55)
  Liberal (40)[a]
  National (15)[b]

Crossbench (17)
  Greens (4)
  Katter's Australian (1)
  Centre Alliance (1)
  Independent (11)[c]

Vacant (1)

  Vacant (1)[d]
Length of term
3 years
Instant-runoff voting
Last election
21 May 2022
Next election
Meeting place
House of Representatives Chamber
Parliament House
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
House of Representatives

Notes change

  1. Including 14 Liberal National Party of Queensland (LNP) MPs who sit in the Liberals party room
  2. Including 6 Liberal National Party of Queensland (LNP) MPs who sit in the Nationals party room
  3. Stuart Robert (LNP) resigned from his seat of Fadden on 18 May 2023. A by-election will be held in his seat later this year.

References change

  1. "Redistributions". Australian Electoral Commission.