List of ALP federal leaders by time served

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Bill Shorten Kevin Rudd Julia Gillard Kevin Rudd Kim Beazley Mark Latham Simon Crean Kim Beazley Paul Keating Bob Hawke Bill Hayden Gough Whitlam Arthur Calwell H.V. Evatt Ben Chifley Frank Forde John Curtin James Scullin Matthew Charlton Frank Tudor Billy Hughes Andrew Fisher Chris Watson
"ALP", as used on this page, refers to the Australian Labor Party. For other uses of the abbreviation "ALP", see ALP (disambiguation)

This is a list of the federal leaders of the Australian Labor Party by time served:

  1. Gough Whitlam 10y 10m 14d (8 February 1967 – 22 December 1977)
  2. John Curtin 9y 9m 4d (1 October 1935 – 5 July 1945) Died in office
  3. Bob Hawke 8y 10m 17d (3 February 1983 – 20 December 1991)
  4. Dr Herbert Vere "Bert" Evatt 8y 7m 27d (13 June 1951 – 9 February 1960)
  5. Andrew Fisher 8y (October 1907 – 27 October 1915)
  6. Kim Beazley 7y 6m 9d; see separate terms below
  7. James Scullin 7y 5m 5d (26 April 1928 – 1 October 1935)
  8. Arthur Calwell 6y 11m 1d (7 March 1960 – 8 February 1967)
  9. Chris Watson 6y 7m (May 1901 – October 1907)
  10. Matthew Charlton 5y 10m 13d (16 May 1922 – 29 March 1928)
  11. Ben Chifley 5y 11m (13 July 1945 – 13 June 1951)
    • Kim Beazley (1st time) 5y 8m 3d (19 March 1996 – 22 November 2001)
  12. Frank Tudor 5y 1m 27d (14 November 1916 – 10 January 1922) Died in office
  13. Bill Hayden 5y 1m 12d (22 December 1977 – 3 February 1983)
  14. Paul Keating 4y 2m 22d (20 December 1991 – 11 March 1996)
  15. Kevin Rudd 3y 8m 37d; see separate terms below
    • Kevin Rudd (1st time) 3y 6m 20d (4 December 2006 – 24 June 2010)
  16. Julia Gillard 3y 3d (24 June 2010 – 26 June 2013)
  17. Simon Crean 2y 10d (22 November 2001 – 2 December 2003)
    • Kim Beazley (2nd time) 1y 10m 6d (28 January 2005 – 4 December 2006)
  18. Mark Latham 1y 1m 26d (2 December 2003 – 28 January 2005)
  19. Billy Hughes 1y 1m 17d (27 October 1915 – 14 November 1916)
  20. Bill Shorten (incumbent) 1 year, 42 days (as of 24 November 2014) (13 October 2013 – present)
    • Kevin Rudd (2nd time) 0y 2m 17d (26 June 2013 – 13 September 2013)