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 10 years, 10 months and 14 days (8 February 1967 – 22 December 1977)
  2. John Curtin 9 years, 9 months and 4 days (1 October 1935 – 5 July 1945) Died in office
  3. Bob Hawke 8 years, 10 months 17 days (3 February 1983 – 20 December 1991)
  4. Dr Herbert Vere "Bert" Evatt 8 years, 7 months and 27 days (13 June 1951 – 9 February 1960)
  5. Andrew Fisher 8 years (October 1907 – 27 October 1915)
  6. Kim Beazley 7 years, 6 months and 9 days; see separate terms below
  7. James Scullin 7 years, 5 months and 5 days (26 April 1928 – 1 October 1935)
  8. Arthur Calwell 6 years, 11 months 1 day (7 March 1960 – 8 February 1967)
  9. Chris Watson 6 years, 7 months (May 1901 – October 1907)
  10. Matthew Charlton 5 years, 10 months and 13 days (16 May 1922 – 29 March 1928)
  11. Ben Chifley 5 years, 11 months (13 July 1945 – 13 June 1951)
    • Kim Beazley (1st time) 5 years, 8 months and 3 days (19 March 1996 – 22 November 2001)
  12. Frank Tudor 5 years, 1 month and 27 days (14 November 1916 – 10 January 1922) Died in office
  13. Bill Hayden 5 years, 1 month and 12 days (22 December 1977 – 3 February 1983)
  14. Paul Keating 4 years, 2 months and 22 days (20 December 1991 – 11 March 1996)
  15. Kevin Rudd 3 years, 8 months and 37 days; see separate terms below
    • Kevin Rudd (1st time) 3 years, 6 months and 20 days (4 December 2006 – 24 June 2010)
  16. Julia Gillard 3 years, 3 days (24 June 2010 – 26 June 2013)
  17. Simon Crean 2 years, 10 days (22 November 2001 – 2 December 2003)
    • Kim Beazley (2nd time) 1 years, 10 months and 6 days (28 January 2005 – 4 December 2006)
  18. Bill Shorten (incumbent) 1 year, 7 months and 16 days (as of 29 May 2015) (13 October 2013 – present)
  19. Mark Latham 1 year, 1 month and 26 days (2 December 2003 – 28 January 2005)
  20. Billy Hughes 1 year, 1 month and 17 days (27 October 1915 – 14 November 1916)
    • Kevin Rudd (2nd time) 0 years, 2 months and 17 days (26 June 2013 – 13 September 2013)