New MPs enter the House of Representatives

By-elections were held in 5 electorates on Saturday 28 July.

Aug 29, 2018

A by-election is held to fill a single vacancy in the House of Representatives if a member resigns, dies or is found ineligible. Four of the 5 by-elections were caused by members being ineligible due to dual citizenship.

Each seat was won by the party that already held it, so there are no changes to the composition of the House of Representatives. Mr Patrick Gorman replaced Mr Tim Hammond as the Member for Perth. All members were sworn-in to the House of Representatives.