2016 Federal Election

Updated: Tue, 09 Aug 2016 4:10:54 PM AEST

New South Wales

NSW Senate

Enrolment: 5,084,274
Quota: 345,554


There are twelve NSW Senate vacancies for the 2016 Federal Election.


First preferences

Distribution of preferences

Note: The s282 recount is undertaken by the AEC as required under Section 282 of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918. The s282 recount does not affect the result of the election. Further information about this recount is available at: http://www.aec.gov.au/elections/candidates/files/counting/senate-terms.pdf

Senators elected


For a candidate to be elected to the Senate they need to gain a full quota of the formal votes. The table below represents an indicative quota based on first preference votes as cast above the line only. Each party's quota can provide some indication as to the potential for candidates in that party to be elected but does not account for votes cast below the line.

Note: The distribution of preferences determines which candidates are elected to the Senate. This process is conducted as soon as possible after all votes have been received and counted and can take several weeks to occur.

Groups' quota
Group Quota
Liberal/Nationals 4.6610
Australian Labor Party 4.0662
The Greens 0.9633
Palmer United Party 0.0081
Liberal Democrats (LDP) 0.4023
Nick Xenophon Team 0.2318
Family First 0.1535
Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party 0.0473
Jacqui Lambie Network 0.0478
Australian Sex Party 0.0869
Shooters, Fishers and Farmers 0.2571
Katter's Australian Party 0.0125
DLP - Democratic Labour Party 0.1491
HEMP 0.0854
Animal Justice Party 0.1099
Christian Democratic Party 0.3513
Pauline Hanson's One Nation 0.5325
Rise Up Australia Party 0.0218
Pirate Party 0.0330
Voluntary Euthanasia Party 0.0440
Secular Party of Australia 0.0080
Sustainable Australia 0.0223
Drug Law Reform 0.0604
Socialist Equality Party 0.0085
Online Direct Democracy 0.0184
Socialist Alliance 0.0156
Citizens Electoral Council 0.0055
Non-Custodial Parents Party 0.0061
Australian Liberty Alliance 0.0862
Australian Progressives 0.0053
CountryMinded 0.0091
Derryn Hinch's Justice Party 0.0773
Health Australia Party 0.1538
Mature Australia 0.0081
Renewable Energy Party 0.0259
Science Party/Cyclists Party 0.0532
Seniors United Party of Australia 0.0643
The Arts Party 0.0342
Veterans Party 0.0169
Unendorsed/Ungrouped Amalgamated 0.0197

Division and polling place results