The result in the two ACT House of Representative seats was never in question.

The Liberal Party hasn't held a House seat in the territory for almost twenty years. So unlikely was the prospect of winning that on the same day that the Liberal Party announced its candidates for the ACT - Robert Gunning, for Fenner, and Jessica Adelan-Langford, for Canberra - it also conceded neither were going to win.

So it was no surprise that Gai Brodtmann and Andrew Leigh, the Labor incumbents, were able to declare victory early on in the night, around 8:30pm, with small swings of around one per cent in their favour.

MP for Canberra Gai Brodtmann declared that it was a 'fantastic result'.

MP for Fenner, Andrew Leigh, said that their results reflected discontent with the Government’s cuts to the public service.

From those contests, attention quickly turned to the other results.

Heartened by Mike Kelly's victory in Eden-Monaro - for whom many of the ACT's Labor Party had stumped and campaigned - the party was a little dampened by the undecided verdict of the night.

As Fenner MP Andrew Leigh tweeted - echoing Julia Gillard, circa 2010 - 'The voters have spoken. We just haven't heard what they said yet.'

Attention has since swung to the ACT's Senate race. Late on Saturday night, incumbent Senators Katy Gallagher (ALP) and Zed Seselja (Liberal) both said that they expect to get back, despite a spirited campaign waged by Greens Party candidate Christina Hobbs to unseat Seselja. As postal ballots arrive and the full preferences are allocated, this looks unlikely to change.

In sum, no change in the ACT.