Federal Election 2016: Herbert called for Labor, but close vote means recount to follow
The ABC election computer has called the seat of Herbert as a gain for the Labor Party, but the incredibly close vote count means there will be a full recount in the seat.
Both parties have been saying the contest is too close to call.
Labor's Cathy O'Toole leads incumbent Liberal MP Ewen Jones by just eight votes.
A recount is triggered if the final result has a margin of fewer than 100 votes.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull previously said he was confident the Coalition would secure the Townsville-based seat.
It was the last undecided seat in the federal election.