The final result of the federal election hinges on the fate of 13 key seats.
Neither major party was able to secure an absolute majority on election night, so Australia is now facing the possibility of a hung parliament.
The seats going down to the wire are:
Labor’s David Feeney is under attack from the Greens’ Alex Bhathal in Melbourne’s inner-north.
Mr Feeney’s campaign has struggled for momentum after it emerged he failed to declare an investment property and could not articulate the party’s policy on the Schoolkids Bonus.
The central Queensland seat is held by the Liberal-National Party’s Michelle Landry.
But historically, it has been a Labor stronghold and could easily be claimed by its candidate, Leisa Neaton.
Labor’s grip on the seat in Melbourne’s east was weakened following the retirement of former speaker Anna Burke. Labor’s Julia Banks was ahead of Stefanie Perri by less than 30 votes early Sunday morning. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull identified Chisholm as a seat to watch in his National Press Club address on Thursday.
Sitting Liberal MP Luke Simpkins and Labor candidate, counter-terrorism expert Anne Aly, are neck and neck.
Dr Aly faced attacks during the campaign for writing a letter suggesting radical preacher Junaid Thorne could have been a candidate for her de-radicalisation program.
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton was ahead of former state government minister Linda Lavarch by more than 1,000 votes with nearly 80 per cent of votes counted about midnight on election night. Before the election, Mr Dutton held the seat by 6.7 per cent but was targeted by left-wing groups including unions and Get Up.
Liberal Chris Crewther had just over 50 per cent of the two-party preferred vote over Labor candidate Peta Murphy on Sunday morning. He is hoping to replace long-serving Liberal MP, former small business minister Bruce Billson. Mr Billson’s personal popularity is credited with the Coalition’s two-decade hold over the seat in Melbourne’s far south-east.
The result for this seat in Brisbane’s south, based around Logan, might not be known for days.
Bert Van Manen is facing a challenge from Labor’s Des Hardman.