Australian federal election, 2004
Flag of Australia

2001 ← 9 October 2004 2007

All 150 seats in the Australian House of Representatives
76 seats were needed for a majority in the House
40 (of the 76) seats in the Australian Senate
First party Second party
225px-Image-Howard2003upr Kim Beazley
Leader John Howard Kim Beazely
Party Liberal/National Coalition Labor
Leader since 30 January 1995 2 December 2003
Leader's seat Bennelong Brand
Last election 82 seats 65 seats
Seats won 84 seats 63 seats
Seat change Green Arrow Up2 Red Arrow Down2
Popular vote 6,071,953 5,643,179
Percentage 51.83% 48.17%
Swing Green Arrow Up0.88 Red Arrow Down0.88

Prime Minister before election

John Howard
Liberal/National Coalition

Elected Prime Minister

John Howard
Liberal/National Coalition

Federal elections were held in Australia on 9 October 2004. All 150 seats in the House of Representatives and 40 seats in the 76-member Senate were up for election in which 1.2 million citizens were enrolled to vote.

The incumbent Liberal/National Coalition led by Prime Minister of Australia John Howard defeated the opposition Australian Labor Party led by Leader of the Opposition Kim Beazely, winning a slightly increased majority.

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