As social media plays an increasingly important role in politics, party leaders look for new ways to engage people on different platforms.
This election campaign, Instagram joined the party and both the Coalition and the ALP have upped their selfie game to stay relevant.
According to data pulled by the social platform over the past eight weeks it seems that while prime minister and Liberal leader Malcolm Turnbull has seven times the number of followers than Opposition leader Bill Shorten, who has just 8,779, it is Shorten who has attracted the largest percentage growth of his fan base, up 73.8% over the election period.
Despite that Turnbull had an overwhelming majority of top posts by total interactions, with the PM responsible for the top most popular posts.
These photos ranged from Turnbull drinking lemon and honey tea backstage before going on Q&A when he was ill to him at sporting matches, cultural events and meeting with the Governor General to dissolve parliament.
Here they are.
Earlier today, I visited the Governor-General and he has accepted my advice to dissolve both houses of #Parliament effective tomorrow morning, and call an #election on the 2nd of July. At this election, Australians will have a very clear choice on whether to keep the course and maintain the commitment to our #national #economic #plan for growth and jobs #auspol #election2016
Lucy and I joined Michael Long and thousands of other Australians for the Long Walk before "Dreamtime at the G" tonight. We all walked as equals, but we know there are significant challenges still facing many Indigenous Australians before we can say we have equality of opportunity for all. Reconciliation is a journey on which we are embarked with love and commitment - working to close the gap on health and education, and backing Indigenous entrepreneurship with our $115m package of support to drive economic empowerment. And next year we will recognise our First Australians in our Constitution. This will acknowledge and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians' enduring relationship with our land for tens of thousands of years. #dreamtimeatheg #longwalk