2016 Federal Election

Updated: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:05:45 AM AEDT

Western Australia

WA Senate

Enrolment: 1,577,215
Quota: 105,091


There are twelve WA 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 5.0045
The Nationals 0.3296
Australian Labor Party 3.6744
The Greens 1.3685
Palmer United Party 0.0477
Liberal Democrats (LDP) 0.1025
Nick Xenophon Team 0.2824
Family First 0.0832
Shooters, Fishers and Farmers 0.2415
DLP - Democratic Labour Party 0.0896
Sex Party/HEMP 0.2389
Animal Justice Party 0.1209
Christian Democratic Party 0.1310
Pauline Hanson's One Nation 0.5185
Australian Christians 0.2102
Rise Up Australia Party 0.0356
Australia First Party 0.0288
Socialist Alliance 0.0189
Citizens Electoral Council 0.0195
Australian Cyclists Party 0.0255
Australian Liberty Alliance 0.1447
Derryn Hinch's Justice Party 0.0963
Health Australia Party 0.0455
Mature Australia 0.0257
Renewable Energy Party 0.0441
The Arts Party 0.0289
Unendorsed/Ungrouped Amalgamated 0.0299

Division and polling place results