Candidates of the Australian federal election, 1966

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This article provides information on candidates who stood for the 1966 Australian federal election. The election was held on 26 November 1966.

Retiring Members[edit]

Labor[edit]

Liberal[edit]

Country[edit]

House of Representatives[edit]

Sitting members at the time of the election are shown in bold text. Successful candidates are highlighted in the relevant colour. Where there is possible confusion, an asterisk (*) is also used.

Australian Capital Territory[edit]

Electorate Held by Labor candidate Liberal candidate DLP candidate Independent candidate
 
Australian Capital Territory Labor Jim Fraser Robert Rowell John Donohue Anne Dalgarno
Robert Greenish

New South Wales[edit]

Electorate Held by Labor candidate Coalition candidate DLP candidate Other candidates
 
Banks Labor Dominic Costa Herman Tibben (Lib) Norma Boyle Harry Hatfield (CPA)
Barton Labor Len Reynolds Bill Arthur (Lib) Phillip Kennedy Charles Bellchambers (Ind)
Bennelong Liberal Geoffrey O'Donnell Sir John Cramer (Lib) Edward Connolly Robert Turner (LRG)
Blaxland Labor Jim Harrison Robert Lovell (Lib) Terence Keenan
Bradfield Liberal William Bramwell Harry Turner (Lib) Allan Dwyer
Calare Country William Stavert John England (CP) John Grant
Cowper Country Burwood Gillett Ian Robinson (CP) William Tredinnick (LRG)
Cunningham Labor Rex Connor John Poel (Lib) Jeffrey Fenton (Ind)
Victor Kearney (Ind)
Reg Wilding (CPA)
Dalley Labor William O'Connor Elton Lewis (Lib) John Kavanagh
Darling Labor Joe Clark Allan Connell (Lib)
East Sydney Labor Len Devine William Berman (Lib) Mel Antcliff Bill Brown (CPA)
Eden-Monaro Labor Allan Fraser Dugald Munro* (Lib)
Tony Pratten (CP)
John Mills
Evans Liberal James Monaghan Malcolm Mackay (Lib) Francis Collins John Gunn (LRG)
Farrer Liberal Alan Thomson David Fairbairn (Lib) James Keogh
Grayndler Labor Fred Daly Basil Mottershead (Lib) Lyle Antcliff
Gwydir Country Reginald Lang Ian Allan (CP)
Hughes Labor Les Johnson Don Dobie (Lib) William Goslett
Hume Country John Menadue John Pettitt (CP) John Hogan
Hunter Labor Bert James William Gilchrist (Lib) Donald Richards
Kingsford-Smith Labor Dan Curtin Nancy Wake (Lib) Cornelius Woodbury
Lang Labor Frank Stewart Graham Crawford (Lib) Bernard Atkinson
Lawson Country John Canobi Laurie Failes (CP) Mario Morandini
Lowe Liberal Peter Dunn William McMahon (Lib) Anthony Rooney Francis James (LRG)
Lyne Country John Allan Philip Lucock (CP) Joe Cordner (Ind)
William Power (Ind)
Macarthur Liberal Patrick O'Halloran Jeff Bate (Lib) Albert Perish Ronald Sarina (Ind)
John Souter (Ind)
Mackellar Liberal Kenneth McLean Bill Wentworth (Lib) Philip Cohen Peter Allison (LRG)
Macquarie Labor Tony Luchetti John Heesh (Lib) Richard Ambrose Allan Fuary (Ind)
Mitchell Liberal Peter McLoughlin Les Irwin (Lib) Andrew Diehm Francis Bonnor (Ind)
Michael Deecke (Ind)
Alan Jones (Ind)
Kevin Martin (Ind)
William Murray (Ind)
Dennis Rees (Ind)
New England Country John Affleck Ian Sinclair (CP)
Newcastle Labor Charles Jones Frances Clack (Lib) Jack Collins Warren Bridge (Ind)
North Sydney Liberal Jack Grahame Bill Graham (Lib) Edmund Bateman Joyce Duncan (Ind)
Nicholas Gorshenin (Ind)
Romualds Kemps (Ind)
Frederick Simpson (LRG)
David Wall (Ind)
Parkes Liberal Doug Sutherland Tom Hughes (Lib) Kevin Davis John Crew (LRG)
Parramatta Liberal Barry Wilde Nigel Bowen (Lib) Edward Beck Kenneth Cook (LRG)
Paul Nolan (Ind)
Paterson Liberal Francis Murray Allen Fairhall (Lib) Aubrey Barr
Phillip Liberal Brian O'Kane William Aston (Lib) Dominique Droulers John Hannan (Ind)
Reid Labor Tom Uren Stanislaus Kelly (Lib) Mick Carroll
Richmond Country Ernest Jones Doug Anthony (CP) Keith Compton (Ind)
Riverina Country Patrick Newman
Arthur Solly
Bill Armstrong (CP) Leslie Kennedy
Robertson Liberal William Smith William Bridges-Maxwell (Lib) Michael Dwyer Percival McPherson (LRG)
St George Liberal Malcolm Cameron Len Bosman (Lib) Hans Andreasson John Mant (LRG)
Shortland Labor Charles Griffiths Malcolm Blackshaw (Lib) Robert Burke Geoff Curthoys (CPA)
Stanley Millington (Ind)
Warringah Liberal Jim McClelland Edward St John (Lib) Francis Hicks Keith Chambers (Ind)
Eric Riches (Ind)
Watson Labor Jim Cope Peter Lowe (Lib) Thomas Colman
Wentworth Liberal Kerry Sibraa Les Bury (Lib) Doris Brown Brian King (Ind)
Jack Mundey (CPA)
Werriwa Labor Gough Whitlam Elga Rodze (Lib) Andrew Murphy Les Kelton (CPA)
West Sydney Labor Dan Minogue Albert Curtin (Lib) Denise Clancy Ron Maxwell (CPA)

Northern Territory[edit]

Electorate Held by Labor candidate Country candidate
 
Northern Territory Labor Richard Ward Sam Calder

Queensland[edit]

Electorate Held by Labor candidate Coalition candidate DLP candidate Other candidates
 
Bowman Liberal Jack Comber Wylie Gibbs (Lib) Paul Tucker
Brisbane Labor Manfred Cross Brian Perkins (Lib) Patrick Hallinan
Capricornia Labor George Gray Neil McKendry (Lib) Peter Boyle
Darling Downs Liberal Desmond Hare Reginald Swartz (Lib) Francis Mullins
Dawson Labor Rex Patterson John Fordyce (CP) Bernard Lewis
Fisher Country Alfred Walker Charles Adermann (CP) Robert Barron
Griffith Labor Wilfred Coutts Don Cameron (Lib) John Fitz-Gibbon Vic Slater (CPA)
Herbert Labor Ted Harding Robert Bonnett (Lib) Kiernan Dorney
Kennedy Labor Barry Dittmer Bob Katter (CP) Edward Bennett John Donaldson (Ind)
Leichhardt Labor Bill Fulton Michael Turner (CP) Geoffrey Higham
Lilley Liberal Frank Melit Kevin Cairns (Lib) Reginald Lincoln Sarah Ross (Ind)
McPherson Country Allan Swinton Charles Barnes (CP) Frederick Burges Harold Brennan (Ind)
Maranoa Country Jack Tonkin James Corbett (CP) Bryan Hurley
Moreton Liberal Len Keogh James Killen (Lib) Miroslav Jansky
Oxley Labor Bill Hayden Stewart Fletcher (CP)
Colin Logan (Lib)
Thomas Dalton
Petrie Liberal Reginald O'Brien Alan Hulme (Lib) Thomas Grundy Francis O'Mara (Ind)
Ryan Liberal Donald Jeffries Nigel Drury (Lib) Brian O'Brien John Thurwall (Ind)
Wide Bay Labor Brendan Hansen Albert White (CP) William Hutchinson

South Australia[edit]

Electorate Held by Labor candidate Liberal candidate DLP candidate Other candidates
 
Adelaide Labor Joe Sexton Andrew Jones George Basisovs
Angas Liberal Robert Nielsen Geoffrey Giles
Barker Liberal Norman Alcock Jim Forbes Don Jarrett (CPA)
Bonython Labor Martin Nicholls John Kershaw Edward Timlin Luke Horan (SCP)
Boothby Liberal Thomas Sheehy John McLeay Ted Farrell
Grey Labor Jack Mortimer Don Jessop Douglas Barnes
Hindmarsh Labor Clyde Cameron Ross Stanford Cyril Holasek
Kingston Labor Pat Galvin Kay Brownbill Allan Anderson
Port Adelaide Labor Fred Birrell Peter Balnaves Michael Bowler Denis McEvoy (SCP)
Jim Moss (CPA)
Sturt Liberal Keith Le Page Ian Wilson Walter Doran
Wakefield Liberal John Phelan Bert Kelly

Tasmania[edit]

Electorate Held by Labor candidate Liberal candidate DLP candidate Communist candidate
 
Bass Labor Lance Barnard Timothy Barrenger Richard Delany
Braddon Labor Ron Davies Paul Fenton John Chapman-Mortimer
Denison Liberal Neil Batt Adrian Gibson Harold Grace Max Bound
Franklin Liberal John Parsons Thomas Pearsall John Lynch
Wilmot Labor Gil Duthie Donald Paterson Robert Wright

Victoria[edit]

Electorate Held by Labor candidate Coalition candidate DLP candidate LRG candidate Other candidates
 
Balaclava Liberal Leo Richards Ray Whittorn (Lib) Ralph James Brian McLure
Ballaarat Liberal David Pollock Dudley Erwin (Lib) Bob Joshua
Batman Labor John Andersen Bruce Skeggs (Lib) Henry Darroch Robert Desailly Sam Benson (Ind)
Bendigo Labor Noel Beaton Frank Dunphy (Lib) Bill Drechsler
Bruce Liberal Leslie Donnelly Billy Snedden (Lib) Henri de Sachau Herbert Wessley Ralph Gibson (CPA)
John Saunderson (Ind)
Chisholm Liberal Kenneth Grigg Sir Wilfrid Kent Hughes (Lib) Mary Stanley Clive Malseed (Ind)
Corangamite Liberal Lindsay Romey Gilbert Anderson (CP)
Tony Street* (Lib)
Brian Cronin
Corio Liberal Gordon Scholes Hubert Opperman (Lib) James Mahoney William Dobell Elsie Brushfield (Ind)
Darebin Labor Frank Courtnay Noel Stubbs (Lib) Tom Andrews
Deakin Liberal David McKenzie Alan Jarman (Lib) Maurice Weston Michael Degendorfer
Fawkner Liberal Robert Vernon Peter Howson (Lib) Yvonne Abolins George Gabriel Anthony Sanders (Ind)
Flinders Liberal Ian Boraston Phillip Lynch (Lib) John Cass George Brunning (Ind)
Gellibrand Labor Hector McIvor John McArthur (Lib) Robin Thomas Ian Daykin (CPA)
Gippsland Country Thomas Powell Peter Nixon (CP) John Hansen
Henty Liberal Maureen Campbell-Teich Max Fox (Lib) Henry Moore
Higgins Liberal Bruce Phayer Harold Holt (Lib) Frederick Skinner
Higinbotham Liberal Reginald Butler Don Chipp (Lib) William Cameron John Little John A'Murray (ARP)
Indi Country William O'Neill Mac Holten* (CP)
James Stewart (Lib)
Christopher Cody
Isaacs Liberal Peter Wilkinson William Haworth (Lib) John Hughes
Kooyong Liberal William Cooper Andrew Peacock (Lib) Bernie Gaynor
La Trobe Liberal Don Pritchard John Jess (Lib) Kevin Adamson Leonard Weber
Lalor Labor Reg Pollard Mervyn Lee (Lib) James Marmion Victor Parsons Paul de Tert (Ind)
Peter Spencer (Ind)
Michael Wood (Ind)
Mallee Country Hibbe Draaisma Winton Turnbull (CP) John Carty
Maribyrnong Liberal John O'Brien Philip Stokes (Lib) Barry O'Brien Lance Hutchinson (Ind)
McMillan Liberal Eric Kent Alexander Buchanan (Lib) Les Hilton Thomas Yates (Ind)
Melbourne Labor Arthur Calwell Donald Gibson (Lib) James Whitehead Ronald Batey (Ind)
Melbourne Ports Labor Frank Crean Richard Thomas (Lib) George O'Dwyer David Clark (CPA)
Murray Country Mervyn Huggins John McEwen (CP) Brian Lacey
Scullin Labor Ted Peters Ronald Hay (Lib) Peter McCabe John Daley (Ind)
Wannon Liberal Cyril Primmer Malcolm Fraser (Lib) Terence Callander
Wills Labor Gordon Bryant David Hutchinson (Lib) John Flint
Wimmera Country George Jeffs Wilson Bolton (Lib)
Robert King* (CP)
Bruno d'Elia
Yarra Labor Jim Cairns Lionel Hawkins (Lib) Stan Keon Bruno Bonomo (Ind)

Western Australia[edit]

Electorate Held by Labor candidate Coalition candidate DLP candidate Communist candidate
 
Canning Country Charles Edwards John Hallett* (CP)
Norman Snow (Lib)
Bryan Finlay
Curtin Labor John Brind Paul Hasluck (Lib) Francis Dwyer
Forrest Liberal Frank Kirwan Gordon Freeth (Lib) Maurice Bailey
Fremantle Labor Kim Beazley John Waghorne (Lib) John Martyr Paddy Troy
Kalgoorlie Labor Fred Collard Grahame Jonas (Lib) Geoffrey Sands
Moore Country Mal Bryce Harold Lundy (Lib)
Don Maisey* (CP)
Gavin O'Connor
Perth Liberal Alan Bate Fred Chaney (Lib) George Mazak Annette Aarons
Stirling Labor Harry Webb Doug Cash (Lib) Frank Pownall
Swan Liberal Edward Gillett Richard Cleaver (Lib) Alan Crofts

Senate[edit]

Sitting Senators are shown in bold text. Tickets that elected at least one Senator are highlighted in the relevant colour. Successful candidates are identified by an asterisk (*).

New South Wales[edit]

A special election was held in New South Wales to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Liberal Senator Sir William Spooner. Bob Cotton, also of the Liberal Party, had been appointed to this vacancy in the interim period.

Labor candidate Liberal candidate DLP candidate
 
  1. Clive Evatt
  1. Bob Cotton*
  1. Gwynydd Meredith

Queensland[edit]

A special election was held in Queensland to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Liberal Senator Bob Sherrington. Bill Heatley, also of the Liberal Party, had been appointed to this vacancy in the interim period.

Labor candidate Liberal candidate DLP candidate Independent candidate
 
  1. Bertie Milliner
  1. Bill Heatley*
  1. Rogers Judge
  1. Ian Kent

Victoria[edit]

Two special elections were held in Victoria to fill the vacancies caused by the deaths of Labor Senator Charles Sandford and Country Party Senator Harrie Wade. George Poyser, also of the Labor Party, and James Webster, of the Country Party, had been appointed to these vacancies in the interim period.

Labor candidates Country candidates DLP candidates Group D candidates Ungrouped candidates
 
  1. George Poyser*
  2. Giuseppe Di Salvo
  1. James Webster*
  2. Lloyd Atkin
  1. Jack Little
  2. Frank Dowling
  1. Kenneth Nolan
  2. Laurence Hoult

Edwin Ryan (LRG)

Western Australia[edit]

Two special elections were held in Western Australia to fill the vacancies caused by the deaths of Liberal Senators Sir Shane Paltridge and Seddon Vincent. Peter Sim and Reg Withers, both also of the Liberal Party, had been appointed to these vacancies in the interim period.

Labor candidates Liberal candidates DLP candidates Ungrouped candidates
 
  1. Laurie Wilkinson*
  2. John Henshaw
  1. Peter Sim*
  2. Reg Withers
  3. Victor Garland
  1. Mark Briffa
  2. Lydia Obbes

Frederick Simpson
John Huelin

Summary by party[edit]

Beside each party is the number of seats contested by that party in the House of Representatives for each state, as well as an indication of whether the party contested special Senate elections in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia.

Party NSW Vic Qld WA SA Tas ACT NT Total
HR S HR S HR S HR S HR HR HR HR HR S
Australian Labor Party 47 * 33 * 18 * 9 * 11 5 1 1 125 4
Liberal Party of Australia 38 * 30 * 11 9 * 11 5 1 105 3
Australian Country Party 10 6 8 * 2 1 27 1
Democratic Labor Party 39 * 33 * 18 * 9 * 8 5 1 113 4
Liberal Reform Group 10 9 * 19 1
Communist Party of Australia 7 3 1 2 2 1 16
Social Credit Party 2 2
Australian Republican Party 1 1
Independent and other 26 14 5 2 47

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