Five seats key to final election result

Tess Ikonomou and Maeve BannisterAAP
Postal votes appear to be favouring Labor's Madonna Jarrett over the Greens in the seat of Brisbane.
Camera IconPostal votes appear to be favouring Labor's Madonna Jarrett over the Greens in the seat of Brisbane. Credit: AAP

Labor is leading in three of the five remaining close seat races as vote counting continues following Saturday's federal election.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Australian Electoral Commission listed Labor as holding 75 seats to the coalition's 61, with two Greens, 12 other crossbenchers and one seat, Macnamara, where there is no two-candidate preferred result available.

The ABC is projecting Macnamara to be retained by sitting Labor MP Josh Burns, with a 4.5 per cent margin.

In the closest race, Liberal candidate Andrew Constance is 114 votes ahead of sitting Labor MP Fiona Phillips in the NSW seat of Gilmore.

Labor's Madonna Jarrett is 528 primary votes ahead of the Greens' Stephen Bates in Brisbane.

If she maintains the lead, she is likely to get enough Greens preferences to unseat Liberal MP Trevor Evans.

In the Victorian seat of Deakin, former minister Michael Sukkar is 890 votes ahead of Labor rival Matt Gregg.

And in Lyons, Labor MP Brian Mitchell is 753 votes ahead of Liberal candidate Susie Bower.

In the Senate, the coalition is on track to hold 31 seats, and Labor 26, in the 76-seat chamber from July.

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