Sussan Ley has claimed the victory in Farrer.
On Sunday, with the majority of polling places returned, Ms Ley had more votes than the other six candidates combined, but did have a swing against her on a two-party preferred basis.
Ms Ley said it was humbling to still be around in her sixth election.
“When I’d been a member of Parliament for 10 years a few people said ‘let’s have a 10-year anniversary’. I said people might say ‘oh it’s time for her to go’,” she said.
While giving her victory speech in Albury, Ms Ley listed off all the big and small towns in the electorate and said it was an extraordinary feeling to see numbers coming in from those new towns.
“We are all first and foremost local members,” she said.
In Griffith polling booths, Ms Ley was comfortably ahead of her rivals except for Griffith Public School, where former Labor candidate Christian Kunde almost had as many votes.
Christian Democrat Paul Rossetto came second in his hometown of Yenda and Ron Pike was second in Hanwood. Mature Australia candidate Trevor O’Brien was dead last in Griffith polling booths and across the electorate with only 1.82 per cent of the vote.
Greens candidate Amanda Cohn was a standout, doubling the party’s primary vote with 8.4 per cent of the total.
“I am extremely pleased with this result and so proud of my team here in Farrer,” Dr Cohn said. “The Greens are a growing political force in this area and we are here to stay.”
Ms Ley said she was “quietly confident” the Coalition would form a majority government.