Australian Senate election, 1964

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Elections were held on 5 December 1964 to elect members to half of the 60 seats in the Australian Senate. There was no accompanying election to the House of Representatives, as Robert Menzies had called an early House-only election the previous year. As with the previous Senate election, the Coalition held exactly half of the seats in the chamber; the Democratic Labor Party and independent senator Reg Turnbull held the balance of power.

Senate (STV) — 1964–67—Turnout 94.49% (CV) — Informal 6.98%
Party Votes  % Swing Seats Won Seats Held Change
  Liberal–Country coalition (total) 2,362,081 45.70 +3.62 14 30 ±0
  Liberal–Country joint ticket 1,261,592 24.41 –8.75 5 * *
  Liberal (separate ticket) 1,038,130 20.08 +11.80 8 23 –1
  Country (separate ticket) 62,359 1.21 +0.56 1 7 +1
  Labor 2,308,670 44.66 –0.04 14 27 –1
  Democratic Labor 433,511 8.39 –1.43 2 2 +1
  Communist 37,915 0.73 –0.89 0 0 0
  Independent / Ungrouped 26,873 0.52 –1.25 0 1 0
  Total 5,169,050     30 60
Notes
  • In New South Wales and Queensland, the coalition parties ran a joint ticket. Of the five senators elected on a joint ticket, three were members of the Liberal Party and two were members of the Country Party. In Western Australia, the coalition parties ran on separate tickets. In South Australia, Tasmania, and Victoria, only the Liberal Party ran a ticket.
  • The sole independent was Reg Turnbull of Tasmania; he did not face re-election in 1964.

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