Members of the Australian Senate, 1962–1965
This is a list of members of the Australian Senate from 1962 to 1965. Half of its members were elected at the 22 November 1958 election and had terms starting on 1 July 1959 and finishing on 30 June 1965; the other half were elected at the 9 December 1961 election and had terms starting on 1 July 1962 and finishing on 30 June 1968. The process for filling casual vacancies was complex. While senators were elected for a six-year term, people appointed to a casual vacancy only held office until the earlier of the next election for the House of Representatives or the Senate.
|Senator||Party||State||End term||Years in Office|
|Stan Amour||Labor||New South Wales||1965||1938–1965|
|Ken Anderson||Liberal||New South Wales||1965||1953–1975|
|James Arnold||Labor||New South Wales||1965||1941–1965|
|Reg Bishop||Labor||South Australia||1968||1962–1981|
|George Branson||Liberal||Western Australia||1965||1958–1971|
|Hon. Gordon Brown [a]||Labor||Queensland||1965||1932–1965|
|Nancy Buttfield||Liberal||South Australia||1965||1955–1965, 1968–1974|
|Harry Cant||Labor||Western Australia||1965||1959–1974|
|Jim Cavanagh||Labor||South Australia||1968||1962–1981|
|Joe Cooke||Labor||Western Australia||1965||1947–1951, 1952–1965|
|Hon. Walter Cooper||Country||Queensland||1968||1928–1932, 1935–1968|
|Magnus Cormack||Liberal||Victoria||1968||1951–1953, 1962–1978|
|Tom Drake-Brockman||Country||Western Australia||1965||1958, 1959–1978|
|Arnold Drury||Labor||South Australia||1965||1959–1975|
|Joe Fitzgerald||Labor||New South Wales||1968||1962–1974|
|Hon. John Gorton||Liberal||Victoria||1965||1950–1968|
|Clive Hannaford||Liberal||South Australia||1968||1950–1967|
|George Hannan||Liberal||Victoria||1965||1956–1965, 1970–1974|
|Hon. Denham Henty||Liberal||Tasmania||1968||1950–1968|
|Keith Laught||Liberal||South Australia||1965||1951–1969|
|Hon. Ted Mattner||Liberal||South Australia||1968||1944–1946, 1950–1968|
|Doug McClelland||Labor||New South Wales||1968||1962–1987|
|Colin McKellar||Country||New South Wales||1968||1958–1970|
|Hon. Nick McKenna||Labor||Tasmania||1968||1944–1968|
|Hon. Alister McMullin||Liberal||New South Wales||1965||1951–1971|
|Kenneth Morris [b]||Liberal||Queensland||1968||1963–1968|
|Lionel Murphy||Labor||New South Wales||1968||1962–1975|
|Theo Nicholls||Labor||South Australia||1968||1944–1968|
|James Ormonde||Labor||New South Wales||1965||1958, 1959–1970|
|Hon Shane Paltridge||Liberal||Western Australia||1968||1951–1966|
|Max Poulter [b]||Labor||Queensland||1968||1962|
|Edgar Prowse||Country||Western Australia||1968||1962–1973|
|Dame Annabelle Rankin||Liberal||Queensland||1968||1947–1971|
|Clem Ridley||Labor||South Australia||1965||1959–1971|
|Charles Sandford||Labor||Victoria||1968||1947–1956, 1957–1966|
|Malcolm Scott||Liberal||Western Australia||1965||1950–1971|
|Peter Sim [c]||Liberal||Western Australia||1964,[d] 1968||1964–1981|
|Hon. Bill Spooner||Liberal||New South Wales||1968||1950–1965|
|Dame Dorothy Tangney||Labor||Western Australia||1968||1943–1968|
|Jim Toohey||Labor||South Australia||1965||1953–1971|
|Seddon Vincent [c]||Liberal||Western Australia||1968||1950–1964|
|Hon. Harrie Wade [e]||Country||Victoria||1968||1956–1964|
|James Webster [e]||Country||Victoria||1966,[d] 1968||1964–1981|
|Dame Ivy Wedgwood||Liberal||Victoria||1965||1950–1971|
|George Whiteside [b]||Labor||Queensland||1963||1962–1963|
|Don Willesee||Labor||Western Australia||1968||1950–1975|
- Father of the Senate
- Labor Senator Max Poulter died on 2 September 1962; Labor member George Whiteside was appointed to fill the ensuing vacancy on 9 October but he was defeated for the seat at the November 1963 House of Representatives election by Liberal candidate Kenneth Morris.
- Liberal Party Senator Seddon Vincent died on 9 November 1964; Liberal Party member Peter Sim was appointed to fill the ensuing vacancy on 26 November until a special election at the November 1966 House of Representatives election, when he was elected to complete the term until 30 June 1968.
- Appointed to a casual vacancy and only held office until the earlier of the next election for the House of Representatives or the Senate.
- Country Party Senator Harrie Wade died on 18 November 1964; Country Party member James Webster was appointed to fill the ensuing vacancy on 9 December until a special election at the November 1966 House of Representatives election, when he was elected to complete the term until 30 June 1968.
- "The Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate 1962". Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 21 March 2017.
- Evans, H. "Filling Casual Vacancies before 1977" (PDF). The Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate, Volume 3. Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 24 February 2017.