Federal elections were held in Australia on 17 November 1928. All 75 seats in the House of Representatives and 19 of the 36 seats in the Senate were up for election. The incumbent Nationalist–Country coalition, led by Prime Minister Stanley Bruce, defeated the opposition Labor Party led by James Scullin.
The election was held in conjunction with a referendum on Commonwealth–State relations, which was carried.
Future Prime Ministers John Curtin and Ben Chifley both entered parliament at this election. Both then lost their seats in the 1931 election and did not re-enter parliament until 1934 and 1940 respectively.
|Australian federal election, 1928|
All 75 seats in the House of Representatives
38 seats were needed for a majority in the House
19 (of the 36) seats in the Senate
|Party||Votes||%||Swing||Seats Won||Seats Held||Change|
|Barton, NSW||Nationalist||Thomas Ley||1.0||7.3||6.3||James Tully||Labor|
|Boothby, SA||Nationalist||Jack Duncan-Hughes||7.6||7.7||0.1||John Price||Labor|
|Denison, Tas||Nationalist||John Gellibrand||2.2||2.5||0.3||Charles Culley||Labor|
|Franklin, Tas||Nationalist||Alfred Seabrook||N/A||7.2||1.6||William McWilliams||Independent|
|Fremantle, WA||Independent||William Watson||8.1||1.2||2.1||John Curtin||Labor|
|Herbert, Qld||Nationalist||Lewis Nott||0.3||0.5||0.2||George Martens||Labor|
|Indi, Vic||Country||Robert Cook||6.7||N/A||(Unopposed)||Paul Jones||Labor|
|Lang, NSW||Nationalist||Elliot Johnson||5.9||9.4||3.5||William Long||Labor|
|Macquarie, NSW||Nationalist||Arthur Manning||1.3||6.2||4.9||Ben Chifley||Labor|
|Wakefield, SA||Nationalist||Richard Foster||14.8||24.4||9.6||Maurice Collins||Country|
|Wilmot, Tas||Country||Llewellyn Atkinson||7.0||N/A||4.6||Llewellyn Atkinson||Nationalist|
This article provides information on candidates who stood for the 1928 Australian federal election. The election was held on 17 November 1928.List of elections in 1928
The following elections occurred in the year 1928.
Argentine general election, 1928
Danish Landsting election, 1928
French legislative election, 1928
German federal election, 1928
Greek legislative election, 1928
Honduran general election, 1928
Luxembourgian legislative election, 1928
Newfoundland general election, 1928
Nicaraguan general election, 1928
Norwegian local elections, 1928
Panamanian general election, 1928
Polish legislative election, 1928
Salvadoran legislative election, 1928
Southern Rhodesian general election, 1928
Swiss federal election, 1928Results of the 1928 Australian federal election (House of Representatives)
This is a list of electoral division results for the Australian 1928 federal election.