List of South Australian House of Assembly by-elections

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This is a list of by-elections and scheduled by-elections for the South Australian House of Assembly.

A by-election may be held when a member's seat becomes vacant through resignation, death or some other reasons. These vacancies are called casual vacancies.

Gains for Labor are highlighted in red; for Liberal and its predecessors in blue; and others in grey.

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause
Davenport 31 January 2015 Iain Evans   Liberal Sam Duluk   Liberal Resignation
Fisher 6 December 2014 Bob Such   Independent Nat Cook   Labor Death
Ramsay 11 February 2012 Mike Rann   Labor Zoe Bettison   Labor Resignation
Port Adelaide 11 February 2012 Kevin Foley   Labor Susan Close   Labor Resignation
Frome 17 January 2009 Rob Kerin   Liberal Geoff Brock   Independent Resignation
Taylor 5 November 1994 Lynn Arnold   Labor Trish White   Labor Resignation
Torrens 7 May 1994 Joe Tiernan   Liberal Robyn Geraghty   Labor Death
Elizabeth 9 April 1994 Martyn Evans   Labor Lea Stevens   Labor Resignation (entered HoR)
Kavel 9 May 1992 Roger Goldsworthy   Liberal John Olsen   Liberal Resignation
Alexandra 9 May 1992 Ted Chapman   Liberal Dean Brown   Liberal Resignation
Custance 23 June 1990 John Olsen   Liberal Ivan Venning   Liberal Resignation (entered Senate)
Elizabeth 1 December 1984 Peter Duncan   Labor Martyn Evans   Independent Labor Resignation (entered HoR)
Bragg 14 May 1983 David Tonkin   Liberal Graham Ingerson   Liberal Resignation
Florey 4 September 1982 Harold O'Neill   Labor Bob Gregory   Labor Resignation (ill health)
Mitcham 8 May 1982 Robin Millhouse   Democrats Heather Southcott   Democrats Appointed to SA Supreme Court
Norwood 16 February 1980 Frank Webster   Liberal Greg Crafter   Labor Unseated
Norwood 10 March 1979 Don Dunstan   Labor Greg Crafter   Labor Resignation (ill health)
Goyder 8 June 1974 Steele Hall   Liberal Movement David Boundy   Liberal Movement Resignation (entered Senate)
Semaphore 2 June 1973 Reg Hurst   Labor Jack Olson   Labor Death
Adelaide 3 July 1971 Sam Lawn   Labor Jack Wright   Labor Death
Millicent 22 June 1968 Des Corcoran   Labor Des Corcoran   Labor Unseated
Semaphore 3 October 1964 Harold Tapping   Labor Reg Hurst   Labor Death
Stirling 28 September 1963 William Jenkins   LCL William McAnaney   LCL Death
Yorke Peninsula 9 February 1963 Cecil Hincks   LCL James Ferguson   LCL Death
Mount Gambier 15 December 1962 Ron Ralston   Labor Allan Burdon   Labor Death
Frome 5 November 1960 Mick O'Halloran   Labor Tom Casey   Labor Death
Light 23 April 1960 George Hambour   LCL Leslie Nicholson   LCL Death
Mount Gambier 12 July 1958 John Fletcher   Independent Ron Ralston   Labor Death
Wallaroo 3 August 1957 Leslie Heath   LCL Lloyd Hughes   Labor Death
Mitcham 7 May 1955 Henry Dunks   LCL Robin Millhouse   LCL Death
Stirling 18 October 1952 Herbert Dunn   LCL William Jenkins   LCL Death
Gawler 19 April 1952 Leslie Duncan   Labor John Clark   Labor Death
Flinders 2 June 1951 Rex Pearson   LCL Glen Pearson   LCL Resignation (entered Senate)
Rocky River 26 February 1949 John Lyons   LCL James Heaslip   LCL Death
Alexandra 19 June 1948 Herbert Hudd   LCL David Brookman   LCL Death
Port Pirie 19 October 1946 Andrew Lacey   Labor Charles Davis   Labor Death
Semaphore 5 October 1946 Albert Thompson   Labor Harold Tapping   Labor Resignation (entered HoR)
Burnside 22 June 1946 Charles Abbott   LCL Geoffrey Clarke   LCL Resignation
Victoria 29 September 1945 Vernon Petherick   LCL Jim Corcoran   Labor Death
Gouger 10 July 1943 Albert Robinson   Independent Horace Bowden   Labor Death
Thebarton 12 December 1942 Jules Langdon   Independent Fred Walsh   Labor Death
Light 21 January 1939 Richard Layton Butler   LCL Herbert Michael   LCL Resignation (contested HoR)
Wooroora 29 September 1934 Archie Cameron   LCL Albert Robinson   Independent Resignation (entered HoR)
Alexandra 10 February 1934 George Laffer   LCL George Connor   Independent Death
Barossa 8 July 1933 Herbert Basedow   Independent Reginald Rudall   LCL Death
Victoria 5 March 1932 Peter Reidy   Liberal Vernon Petherick   Liberal Death
Port Adelaide 2 July 1927 Thomas Thompson   Protestant Labor Thomas Thompson   Protestant Labor Unseated
Adelaide 21 September 1926 John Gunn   Labor Herbert George   Labor Resignation
Stanley 16 March 1926 Henry Barwell   Liberal John Lyons   Liberal Resignation
Yorke Peninsula 20 January 1926 Peter Allen   Liberal Edward Giles   Liberal Death
East Torrens 28 November 1925 Harry Kneebone   Labor Walter Hamilton   Liberal Resignation (contested HoR)
Port Adelaide 20 June 1925 John Price   Labor John Stanley Verran   Labor Resignation
Barossa 22 November 1924 William Hague   Liberal Henry Crosby   Liberal Death
Alexandra 20 January 1923 George Ritchie   Liberal Percy Heggaton   Liberal Resignation
Alexandra 12 June 1920 Archibald Peake   Liberal Herbert Hudd   Liberal Death
Barossa 2 June 1917 Ephraim Coombe   Labor Henry Crosby   Liberal Death
East Torrens 12 May 1917 Lionel Hill   Labor William Hamilton   Liberal Resignation (contested Senate)
Adelaide 12 May 1917 John Gunn   Labor Bert Edwards   Labor Resignation (contested HoR)
Newcastle 12 May 1917 Thomas Butterfield   Labor Edward Twopeny   Liberal Resignation (contested Senate)
Alexandra 19 June 1915 Alexander McDonald   Liberal Archibald Peake   Liberal Resignation
Alexandra 20 December 1913 William Blacker   Liberal George Laffer   Liberal Death
Murray 23 November 1912 William Jamieson   Liberal Harry Dove Young   Liberal Death
Torrens 3 July 1909 Thomas Price   Labor Thomas Ryan   Labor Death
Wooroora 13 February 1909 Friedrich Wilhelm Paech   ANL Frederick William Young   FPPU Death
Northern Territory 5 December 1908 Vaiben Louis Solomon   ANL Thomas Crush   Labor Death
Adelaide 20 June 1908 Ernest Roberts   Labor Edward Alfred Anstey   Labor Resignation
Flinders 18 May 1907 Arthur Hugh Inkster   LDU Edgar Hampton Warren   FPPU Death
Stanley 13 April 1907 William Patrick Cummins   LDU Kossuth William Duncan   FPPU Death
Adelaide 26 January 1907 James Zimri Sellar   Labor Reginald Blundell   Labor Death
Murray 23 June 1906 Walter Hughes Duncan   ANL Hermann Homburg   ANL Death
Victoria and Albert 25 June 1904 Andrew Dods Handyside   ANL William Senior   Labor Death
Wallaroo 22 June 1901 Henry Allerdale Grainger   John Verran   Labor Resignation
Northern Territory 15 June 1901 Vaiben Louis Solomon   Samuel James Mitchell   Resignation (entered HoR)
Gumeracha 8 June 1901 Thomas Playford IV   William Jamieson   ANL Resignation (entered Senate)
Flinders 8 June 1901 Alexander Poynton   William Tennant Mortlock   Resignation (entered HoR)
Burra 8 June 1901 Frederick Holder   William Russell   Resignation (entered HoR)
Barossa 8 June 1901 John Downer   ANL E. H. Coombe   Resignation (entered Senate)
North Adelaide 1 June 1901 Paddy Glynn   Hugh Robert Dixson   Resignation (entered HoR)
West Adelaide 1 June 1901 Lee Batchelor   Labor Francis Bernard Keogh   Resignation (entered HoR)
Northern Territory 20 October 1900 Walter Griffiths   Charles Edward Herbert   ANL Death
West Adelaide 17 March 1900 Charles Kingston   Bill Denny   Resignation
Encounter Bay 29 July 1899 Charles Tucker   Charles Tucker   Unseated
Mount Barker 14 May 1898 John Cockburn   Charles Dumas   ANL Resignation
East Adelaide 22 January 1898 John McPherson   Labor James Hutchison   Labor Death
Albert 31 July 1897 Archibald Peake   Archibald Peake   Unseated
Albert 22 May 1897 George Ash   ANL Archibald Peake   Death
North Adelaide 22 May 1897 Arthur Harrold   ANL Paddy Glynn   ANL Resignation
Stanley 17 October 1896 Peter Paul Gillen   William Patrick Cummins   Death
Gumeracha 10 July 1896 Charles Willcox   ANL William Richard Randell   Resignation
North Adelaide 8 June 1895 George Charles Hawker   Paddy Glynn   NDL Death
East Torrens 19 May 1894 Thomas Playford II   David Packham   NDL Appointment as Agent General
Noarlunga 26 March 1892 Charles Dashwood   William Blacker   Death
East Adelaide 23 January 1892 John Cox Bray   John McPherson   Labor Resignation
Northern Territory 23 May 1891 Vaiben Louis Solomon   Vaiben Louis Solomon   Resignation
Wallaroo 23 May 1891 David Bews   Richard Hooper   Independent Labor Death
Wooroora 25 February 1891 Hugh Craine Kelly   Robert Kelly   Death
Yatala 13 August 1890 James Cowan   Richard Butler   Death
Stanley 25 June 1889 Edward William Hawker   Peter Paul Gillen   Resignation
Victoria 1 November 1888 Daniel Livingston   John James Osman   Death
Gumeracha 12 May 1888 Robert Dalrymple Ross   Lancelot Stirling   Death
East Adelaide 31 May 1886 George Dutton Green   Johann Scherk   Resignation
Albert 9 March 1886 Arthur Hardy   Arthur Hardy   Resignation
Sturt 17 July 1885 Thomas King   Samuel Dening Glyde   Resignation
Stanley 15 May 1885 John Miller   John Darling, senior   Resignation
Wallaroo 16 February 1885 Henry Allerdale Grainger   David Bews   Resignation
Albert 5 January 1885 Rudolph Henning   Andrew Dods Handyside   Death

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