76 seats are needed to form a government without the need of post-election coalition.
The parliamentary elections are being held every three years in Australia. The voters regularly elect 150 legislators of the lower chamber and 38 out of 76 lawmakers of the upper chamber. After the upper chamber legislators dismissed two draft bills proposed by the government, incumbent Prime Minister Turnbull dissolved both chambers, thus making all 226 seats in parliament eligible for election.
In May, Turnbull dissolved the parliament after the upper chamber legislators dismissed two draft bills proposed by the government.