All 75 seats in the House of Representatives
38 seats were needed for a majority in the House
18 (of the 36) seats in the Senate
Federal elections were held in Australia on 31 May 1913. All 75 seats in the House of Representatives, and 18 of the 36 seats in the Senate were up for election. The incumbent Labor Party, led by Prime Minister Andrew Fisher, was defeated by the opposition Commonwealth Liberal Party under Joseph Cook. The new government had a majority of just a single seat, and held a minority of seats in the Senate. It would last only 15 months, suffering defeat at the 1914 election.
The 1913 election was held in conjunction with six referendum questions, none of which were carried. According to David Day, Andrew Fisher's biographer, "it was probably the timing of the referenda that was most responsible for the disappointing election result" for the Labor Party.
- Three members were elected unopposed – one Liberal and two Labor.
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Seats changing hands
- Members in italics did not contest their seat at this election.
- Candidates of the Australian federal election, 1913
- Members of the Australian House of Representatives, 1913–1914
- Members of the Australian Senate, 1913–1914
- University of WA election results in Australia since 1890