Members of the Australian Parliament who have represented more than one state or territory

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This is a list of Members of the Parliament of Australia who have represented more than one state or territory during their federal parliamentary career.

Most people in the list represented different states or territories in the House of Representatives. Only one person, Barnaby Joyce, has ever represented one state in the Senate and a different state in the House of Representatives. Nobody has ever represented different states or territories in the Senate, although various attempts have been made.

The first person to represent a second state was Billy Hughes. He had represented New South Wales since 1901, and was elected to a Victorian seat on 5 May 1917. On 16 December 1922 he was again elected to a NSW seat, the only person to return to his original state. Hughes is also the only person in this list whose parliamentary service was continuous.

The only person who represented both a state and a territory was Lewis Nott (Queensland 1925-28; Australian Capital Territory 1949-51).

All states and territories except South Australia and the Northern Territory are represented in the list.

Name State/
Territory
House Electorate From To Reason Comments
Billy Hughes NSW H of R West Sydney 29 March 1901 4 May 1917 Transferred seat The first person to represent a second state (5 May 1917). The only person to return to his original state (16 December 1922).
VIC Bendigo 5 May 1917 15 December 1922 Transferred seat
NSW North Sydney 16 December 1922 9 December 1949 Transferred seat
NSW Bradfield 10 December 1949 28 October 1952 Died
Barnaby Joyce QLD Senate Queensland 1 July 2005 8 August 2013 Resigned The only person to have represented one state in the Senate and a different state in the House of Representatives
NSW H of R New England 7 September 2013 incumbent -
Nelson Lemmon WA H of R Forrest 21 August 1943 10 December 1949 Defeated
NSW St George 29 May 1954 10 December 1955 Defeated
Parker Moloney VIC H of R Indi 13 April 1910 31 May 1913 Defeated
VIC Indi 5 September 1914 5 May 1917 Defeated
NSW Hume 13 December 1919 19 December 1931 Defeated
Lewis Nott QLD H of R Herbert 14 November 1925 17 November 1928 Defeated The only person who represented both a state and a territory (10 December 1949).
ACT Division of Australian Capital Territory 10 December 1949 28 April 1951 Defeated
William Spence NSW H of R Darling 29 March 1901 5 May 1917 Defeated In 1919 he ran unsuccessfully for a Victorian seat, which would have been his third state had he won.
TAS Darwin 30 June 1917
(by-election)
13 December 1919 Defeated

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