Although Turnbull is expected to form a majority government, he is likely to be forced to depend on several independent members to get legislation through the lower house.
Australian voters queued up to cast their votes for national elections that pits Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull against Labor opposition leader Bill Shorten.
Assange fears that he may be sent to the US, if extradited to Sweden, and face charges punishable by death.
Assange has been holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy in London since last June after Ecuador granted him refuge.
With 72 per cent of the vote counted, Labor Party has 50.6 per cent of the vote and opposition 49.4 per cent.
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