2004 Australian federal election

The 2004 Australian federal election was 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. The incumbent Liberal Party of Australia led by Prime Minister of Australia John Howard and coalition partner the National Party of Australia led by John Anderson defeated the opposition Australian Labor Party led by Mark Latham.

2004 Australian federal election

 2001 9 October 2004 (2004-10-09) 2007 

All 150 seats in the House of Representatives
76 seats were needed for a majority in the House
40 (of the 76) seats in the Senate
Registered12,354,983
Turnout94.3%
  First party Second party
 
Leader John Howard Mark Latham
Party Liberal/National coalition Labor
Leader since 30 January 1995 (1995-01-30) 2 December 2003 (2003-12-02)
Leader's seat Bennelong (NSW) Werriwa (NSW)
Last election 82 seats 65 seats
Seats won 87 seats 60 seats
Seat change 5 5
Popular vote 6,179,130 5,536,002
Percentage 52.7% 47.3%
Swing 1.8 1.8

Popular vote by state and territory with graphs indicating the number of seats won. As this is an IRV election, seat totals are not determined by popular vote by state or territory but instead via results in each electorate.

Prime Minister before election

John Howard
Liberal/National coalition

Subsequent Prime Minister

John Howard
Liberal/National coalition

As of 2021, this is the most recent federal election in which the leader of the winning party would complete a full term of Parliament as Prime Minister.