On Saturday 5 August 2017, new Legislative Council electoral boundaries came into effect due to the completion of the 2016-17 Legislative Council Electoral Boundaries Redistribution process.
New maps and division descriptions
You can learn more about the redistribution and new boundaries here .
With lower than expected turnouts at the 2021 Legislative Council elections, and reports of some Derwent and Windermere electors attending polling places where Legislative Council ballot papers were not available, the Commission has completed a report on voter participation for these elections, which has been provided to the Legislative Council.
Elections are conducted on a 6 year periodic cycle. Elections for 3 members are held in May one year, with elections for 2 members held in May the following year and so on. Each elector may only have one opportunity to vote in Legislative Council elections once every 6 years.
Under section 9 of the Legislative Council Electoral Boundaries Act 1995, the Electoral Commissioner is to publish quarterly Legislative Council enrolment figures.
Periodic Legislative Council elections are held on the first Saturday in May each year, as outlined below:
A great infographic comparing the differences in electing the 2 houses of Parliament in Tasmania.
There are currently 25 members in the House of Assembly. In 2022, legislation was passed by Parliament to increase this number to 35 members at the next State election.