Divisions of the Australian House of Representatives

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The voting population of each Australian electoral division, as of the 2022 election.

In Australia, electoral districts for the Australian House of Representatives are called divisions or more commonly referred to as electorates or seats. There are currently 151 single-member electorates for the Australian House of Representatives.


Section 24 of the Constitution of Australia specifies that the total number of members of the Australian House of Representatives shall be "as nearly as practicable" twice as many as the number of members of the Australian Senate. The section also requires that electorates be apportioned among the states in proportion to their respective populations; provided that each original state has at least 5 members in the House of Representatives, a provision that has given Tasmania higher representation than its population would otherwise justify. There are three electorates in the Australian Capital Territory and even though the Northern Territory should have only one electorate based on their population, parliament have legislated that they receive two (by setting the quota for seat allocation using the harmonic mean for territories, meaning only around 1.3 quotas rather than 1.5 quotas are needed to have two seats).

In addition, Section 29 forbids electorate boundaries from crossing state lines, forcing populated areas along state and territory borders to be placed in different electorates, such as Albury in New South Wales being part of the electorate of Farrer, while nearby Wodonga in Victoria is part of the electorate of Indi. The same restriction does not apply to territories, and several current electoral divisions incorporate electors from multiple territories. This is currently the case for the Division of Bean (covering part of the ACT and the whole of Norfolk Island), the Division of Fenner (covering part of the ACT and the whole of Jervis Bay Territory), and the Division of Lingiari (covering part of the Northern Territory and the whole of Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands).

The Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 sets out further provisions. [1]

Apportionment and redistribution

The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) determines the number of members of the House of Representatives to which each state and territory is entitled (called apportionment) and the boundaries of each electorate, in a process known as redistribution. Such apportionment and redistributions apply to the next federal election, but not to any by-elections. The last apportionment determination was made in July 2020. The resulting redistribution took place during 2021 and was used in the 2022 federal election, which was held on 21 May 2022.

Within each state and territory, electoral boundaries are redrawn from time to time. This takes place at least once every 7 years, or when the state's entitlement to the number of members of the House of Representatives changes. Boundaries are drawn by a Redistribution Committee, and redistributions within a state are on the basis of the number of enrolled voters, rather than total residents or "population". The number of enrolled voters in each division cannot vary by more than 10% from the average across a state or territory, nor can the number of voters vary by more than 3.5% from the average projected enrolment 3.5 years into the future. However, due to various reasons, larger seats like Cowper in New South Wales contain 80% more electors than that of smaller seats like Solomon in the Northern Territory. In 2018, seats in Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia were also abolished, in order to make way for seats in similar locations but with different names. [2] [3]

At the 2022 Australian federal election, based on the 2021 apportionment, there were 151 divisions: 47 in New South Wales, 39 in Victoria, 30 in Queensland, 15 in Western Australia, 10 in South Australia, 5 in Tasmania, 3 in the ACT and 2 in Northern Territory.


The divisions of the House of Representatives are unusual in that many of them are not named after geographical features or numbered, as is the case in most other legislatures around the world. Most divisions are named in honour of prominent historical people, such as former politicians (often Prime Ministers), explorers, artists and engineers. There is also a preference for retaining names used since Federation. [4]

In some cases where a division is named after a geographical locality, the connection to that locality is sometimes tenuous. For instance, the Division of Werriwa, created in 1901, was named after the Aboriginal word for Lake George in the Canberra region. However, Werriwa has not contained Lake George for many decades, and has steadily moved some 200 km north to the south-western suburbs of Sydney over the past century.[ citation needed ]

List of current electoral divisions

The divisions that existed at the 2022 Australian federal election appear in the table below.

NameFormedState / TerritorySize (km2)NamesakeKnown forCurrent MemberMember's PartyClassification
Adelaide 1903South Australia76City of Adelaide Geographic location Steve Georganas LaborInner-metropolitan
Aston 1984Victoria113 Tilly Aston Teacher Mary Doyle LaborOuter-metropolitan
Ballarat 1901Victoria4,322City of Ballarat Geographic location Catherine King LaborProvincial
Banks 1949New South Wales53 Joseph Banks Botanist David Coleman LiberalInner-metropolitan
Barker 1903South Australia63,886 Collet Barker Explorer Tony Pasin LiberalRural
Barton 1922New South Wales40 Edmund Barton Prime Minister Linda Burney LaborInner-metropolitan
Bass 1903Tasmania7,975 George Bass Explorer Bridget Archer LiberalProvincial
Bean 2019Australian Capital Territory
Norfolk Island
1,913 Charles Bean War correspondent, historian David Smith LaborOuter-metropolitan
Bendigo 1901Victoria5,496City of Bendigo Geographic location Lisa Chesters LaborProvincial
Bennelong 1949New South Wales60 Bennelong Aboriginal elder Jerome Laxale LaborInner-metropolitan
Berowra 1969New South Wales786Suburb of Berowra Geographic location Julian Leeser LiberalOuter-metropolitan
Blair 1998Queensland6,472 Harold Blair Aboriginal singer Shayne Neumann LaborProvincial
Blaxland 1949New South Wales61 Gregory Blaxland Explorer Jason Clare LaborInner-metropolitan
Bonner 2004Queensland374 Neville Bonner Aboriginal politician Ross Vasta Liberal NationalOuter-metropolitan
Boothby 1903South Australia130 William Boothby Electoral commissioner Louise Miller-Frost LaborOuter-metropolitan
Bowman 1949Queensland536 David Bowman Politician Henry Pike Liberal NationalOuter-metropolitan
Braddon 1955Tasmania21,369 Edward Braddon Premier of Tasmania Gavin Pearce LiberalRural
Bradfield 1949New South Wales101 John Bradfield Designer of the Sydney Harbour Bridge Paul Fletcher LiberalInner-metropolitan
Brand 1984Western Australia377 David Brand Premier of Western Australia Madeleine King LaborOuter-metropolitan
Brisbane 1901Queensland57City of Brisbane Geographic location Stephen Bates GreensInner-metropolitan
Bruce 1955Victoria95 Stanley Bruce Prime Minister Julian Hill LaborOuter-metropolitan
Burt 2016Western Australia172 Archibald, Septimus and Francis Burt Family of lawyers Matt Keogh LaborOuter-metropolitan
Calare 1906New South Wales32,666Aboriginal name for the Lachlan River Geographic location Andrew Gee IndependentRural
Calwell 1984Victoria265 Arthur Calwell Leader of the opposition Maria Vamvakinou LaborOuter-metropolitan
Canberra 1974Australian Capital Territory312City of Canberra Geographic location Alicia Payne LaborInner-metropolitan
Canning 1949Western Australia6,304 Alfred Canning Surveyor of the Rabbit-Proof Fence Andrew Hastie LiberalOuter-metropolitan
Capricornia 1901Queensland90,903 Tropic of Capricorn Geographic location Michelle Landry Liberal NationalProvincial
Casey 1969Victoria2,466 Richard Casey Governor-General Aaron Violi LiberalRural
Chifley 1969New South Wales126 Ben Chifley Prime Minister Ed Husic LaborOuter-metropolitan
Chisholm 1949Victoria65 Caroline Chisholm Philanthropist Carina Garland LaborInner-metropolitan
Clark 2019Tasmania292 Andrew Inglis Clark Co-author of the Australian Constitution Andrew Wilkie IndependentInner-metropolitan
Cook 1969New South Wales94 James Cook Explorer Scott Morrison LiberalInner-metropolitan
Cooper 2019Victoria60 William Cooper Aboriginal activist Ged Kearney LaborInner-metropolitan
Corangamite 1901Victoria5,441 Lake Corangamite Geographic location Libby Coker LaborProvincial
Corio 1901Victoria773 Corio Bay Geographic location Richard Marles LaborProvincial
Cowan 1984Western Australia180 Edith Cowan Politician, activist Anne Aly LaborInner-metropolitan
Cowper 1901New South Wales7,296 Charles Cowper Premier of New South Wales Pat Conaghan NationalsProvincial
Cunningham 1949New South Wales519 Allan Cunningham Botanist, explorer Alison Byrnes LaborProvincial
Curtin 1949Western Australia98 John Curtin Prime Minister Kate Chaney IndependentInner-metropolitan
Dawson 1949Queensland14,630 Anderson Dawson Premier of Queensland Andrew Willcox Liberal NationalProvincial
Deakin 1937Victoria79 Alfred Deakin Prime Minister Michael Sukkar LiberalOuter-metropolitan
Dickson 1992Queensland724 James Dickson Premier of Queensland Peter Dutton Liberal NationalOuter-metropolitan
Dobell 1984New South Wales787 William Dobell Painter Emma McBride LaborProvincial
Dunkley 1984Victoria152 Louisa Margaret Dunkley Labour unionist, women's rights campaigner Peta Murphy LaborOuter-metropolitan
Durack 2010Western Australia1,383,954 Patrick, W J, Michael, Mary, Elizabeth, Kimberley and Peter Durack Pioneers and developers of the Kimberley region Melissa Price LiberalRural
Eden-Monaro 1901New South Wales41,617Town of Eden and region of Monaro Geographic location Kristy McBain LaborRural
Fadden 1977Queensland387 Arthur Fadden Prime Minister Cameron Caldwell Liberal NationalProvincial
Fairfax 1984Queensland1,004 Ruth Fairfax Founder of the Country Women's Association Ted O'Brien Liberal NationalProvincial
Farrer 1949New South Wales126,590 William Farrer Scientist Sussan Ley LiberalRural
Fenner 2016Australian Capital Territory
Jervis Bay Territory
238 Frank Fenner Scientist Andrew Leigh LaborInner-metropolitan
Fisher 1949Queensland1,198 Andrew Fisher Prime Minister Andrew Wallace Liberal NationalProvincial
Flinders 1901Victoria871 Matthew Flinders Explorer Zoe McKenzie LiberalOuter-metropolitan
Flynn 2006Queensland132,824 John Flynn Founder of the Royal Flying Doctor Service Colin Boyce Liberal NationalRural
Forde 1984Queensland418 Frank Forde Prime Minister Bert van Manen Liberal NationalOuter-metropolitan
Forrest 1922Western Australia11,072 John Forrest Explorer, Premier of Western Australia Nola Marino LiberalRural
Fowler 1984New South Wales69 Lilian Fowler Mayor of Newtown Dai Le IndependentOuter-metropolitan
Franklin 1903Tasmania10,009 John Franklin Explorer Julie Collins LaborOuter-metropolitan
Fraser 2019Victoria106 Malcolm Fraser Prime Minister Daniel Mulino LaborInner-metropolitan
Fremantle 1901Western Australia196City of Fremantle Geographic location Josh Wilson LaborInner-metropolitan
Gellibrand 1949Victoria124 Joseph Gellibrand Attorney-General of Tasmania Tim Watts LaborInner-metropolitan
Gilmore 1984New South Wales6,342 Mary Gilmore Poet, author Fiona Phillips LaborRural
Gippsland 1901Victoria33,182Region of Gippsland Geographic location Darren Chester NationalsRural
Goldstein 1984Victoria50 Vida Goldstein Suffragette Zoe Daniel IndependentInner-metropolitan
Gorton 2004Victoria540 John Gorton Prime Minister Brendan O'Connor LaborOuter-metropolitan
Grayndler 1949New South Wales32 Edward Grayndler Politician, unionist Anthony Albanese LaborInner-metropolitan
Greenway 1984New South Wales81 Francis Greenway Architect Michelle Rowland LaborOuter-metropolitan
Grey 1903South Australia904,881 George Grey Governor of South Australia Rowan Ramsey LiberalRural
Griffith 1934Queensland57 Samuel Griffith Premier of Queensland, Chief Justice of Australia Max Chandler-Mather GreensInner-metropolitan
Groom 1984Queensland5,586 Littleton Groom Politician Garth Hamilton Liberal NationalProvincial
Hasluck 2001Western Australia1,192 Paul and Alexandra Hasluck Governor-General and author Tania Lawrence LaborOuter-metropolitan
Hawke 2022Victoria1,842 Bob Hawke Prime Minister Sam Rae LaborProvincial
Herbert 1901Queensland946 Robert Herbert Premier of Queensland Phillip Thompson Liberal NationalProvincial
Higgins 1949Victoria41 H. B. Higgins Politician, judge Michelle Ananda-Rajah LaborInner-metropolitan
Hindmarsh 1903South Australia78 John Hindmarsh Governor of South Australia Mark Butler LaborInner-metropolitan
Hinkler 1984Queensland3,504 Bert Hinkler Aviator Keith Pitt Liberal NationalProvincial
Holt 1969Victoria266 Harold Holt Prime Minister Cassandra Fernando LaborOuter-metropolitan
Hotham 1969Victoria83 Charles Hotham Governor of Victoria Clare O'Neil LaborOuter-metropolitan
Hughes 1955New South Wales369 Billy Hughes Prime Minister Jenny Ware LiberalOuter-metropolitan
Hume 1901New South Wales17,240 Hamilton Hume Explorer Angus Taylor LiberalProvincial
Hunter 1901New South Wales10,640 John Hunter Governor of New South Wales Dan Repacholi LaborRural
Indi 1901Victoria29,187Aboriginal name for the Murray River Geographic location Helen Haines IndependentRural
Isaacs 1969Victoria155 Isaac Isaacs Governor-General, Chief Justice of Australia Mark Dreyfus LaborOuter-metropolitan
Jagajaga 1984Victoria104Three Wurundjeri eldersAboriginal elders Kate Thwaites LaborOuter-metropolitan
Kennedy 1901Queensland567,377 Edmund Kennedy Explorer Bob Katter Katter's AustralianRural
Kingsford Smith 1949New South Wales91 Charles Kingsford Smith Aviator Matt Thistlethwaite LaborInner-metropolitan
Kingston 1949South Australia171 Charles Kingston Premier of South Australia Amanda Rishworth LaborOuter-metropolitan
Kooyong 1901Victoria55Suburb of Kooyong Geographic location Monique Ryan IndependentInner-metropolitan
La Trobe 1949Victoria748 Charles La Trobe Governor of Victoria Jason Wood LiberalProvincial
Lalor 1949Victoria493 Peter Lalor Leader of the Eureka Rebellion Joanne Ryan LaborOuter-metropolitan
Leichhardt 1949Queensland109,455 Ludwig Leichhardt Explorer Warren Entsch Liberal NationalRural
Lilley 1913Queensland144 Charles Lilley Premier, Chief Justice of Queensland Anika Wells LaborInner-metropolitan
Lindsay 1984New South Wales339 Norman Lindsay Artist Melissa McIntosh LiberalOuter-metropolitan
Lingiari 2001Northern Territory
Christmas Island
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
1,352,371 Vincent Lingiari Aboriginal activist Marion Scrymgour LaborRemote
Longman 1996Queensland1,237 Irene Longman Politician Terry Young Liberal NationalProvincial
Lyne 1949New South Wales16,099 William Lyne Premier of New South Wales David Gillespie NationalsRural
Lyons 1984Tasmania35,721 Joseph and Enid Lyons Prime Minister and politician Brian Mitchell LaborRural
Macarthur 1949New South Wales363 John and Elizabeth Macarthur Pioneers of early settlement Mike Freelander LaborOuter-metropolitan
Mackellar 1949New South Wales233 Charles and Dorothea Mackellar Politician and poet Sophie Scamps IndependentOuter-metropolitan
Macnamara 2019Victoria41 Jean Macnamara Scientist Josh Burns LaborInner-metropolitan
Macquarie 1901New South Wales4,374 Lachlan Macquarie Governor of New South Wales Susan Templeman LaborProvincial
Makin 1984South Australia130 Norman Makin Politician Tony Zappia LaborOuter-metropolitan
Mallee 1949Victoria81,962Region of the Mallee Geographic location Anne Webster NationalsRural
Maranoa 1901Queensland729,897 Maranoa River Geographic location David Littleproud Liberal NationalRural
Maribyrnong 1906Victoria64 Maribyrnong River Geographic location Bill Shorten LaborInner-metropolitan
Mayo 1984South Australia9,315 Helen Mayo Doctor Rebekha Sharkie Centre AllianceRural
McEwen 1984Victoria2,670 John McEwen Prime Minister Rob Mitchell LaborRural
McMahon 2010New South Wales168 William McMahon Prime Minister Chris Bowen LaborOuter-metropolitan
McPherson 1949Queensland229 McPherson Range Geographic location Karen Andrews Liberal NationalProvincial
Melbourne 1901Victoria40City of Melbourne Geographic location Adam Bandt GreensInner-metropolitan
Menzies 1984Victoria184 Robert Menzies Prime Minister Keith Wolahan LiberalOuter-metropolitan
Mitchell 1949New South Wales101 Thomas Mitchell Explorer Alex Hawke LiberalOuter-metropolitan
Monash 2019Victoria8,879 John Monash General, military commander Russell Broadbent IndependentRural
Moncrieff 1984Queensland100 Gladys Moncrieff Singer Angie Bell Liberal NationalProvincial
Moore 1949Western Australia90 George Fletcher Moore Early settler of Western Australia Ian Goodenough LiberalOuter-metropolitan
Moreton 1901Queensland109 Moreton Bay Geographic location Graham Perrett LaborInner-metropolitan
New England 1901New South Wales66,394Region of New England Geographic location Barnaby Joyce NationalsRural
Newcastle 1901New South Wales171City of Newcastle Geographic location Sharon Claydon LaborProvincial
Nicholls 2019Victoria14,768 Douglas and Gladys Nicholls Aboriginal activists Sam Birrell NationalsRural
North Sydney 1901New South Wales53Suburb of North Sydney Geographic location Kylea Tink IndependentInner-metropolitan
O'Connor 1980Western Australia1,126,937 C. Y. O'Connor Engineer Rick Wilson LiberalRural
Oxley 1949Queensland159 John Oxley Explorer Milton Dick LaborOuter-metropolitan
Page 1984New South Wales19,342 Earle Page Prime Minister Kevin Hogan NationalsRural
Parkes 1984New South Wales393,413 Henry Parkes Governor of New South Wales Mark Coulton NationalsRural
Parramatta 1901New South Wales57Suburb of Parramatta Geographic location Andrew Charlton LaborInner-metropolitan
Paterson 1949, 1993New South Wales1,123 Banjo Paterson Author, poet Meryl Swanson LaborProvincial
Pearce 1989Western Australia13,250 George Pearce Politician Tracey Roberts LaborOuter-metropolitan
Perth 1901Western Australia80City of Perth Geographic location Patrick Gorman LaborInner-metropolitan
Petrie 1949Queensland152 Andrew Petrie Architect Luke Howarth Liberal NationalOuter-metropolitan
Rankin 1984Queensland131 Annabelle Rankin Politician Jim Chalmers LaborOuter-metropolitan
Reid 1922New South Wales55 George Reid Prime Minister Sally Sitou LaborInner-metropolitan
Richmond 1901New South Wales2,148 Richmond River Geographic location Justine Elliot LaborRural
Riverina 1901, 1993New South Wales48,988Region of the Riverina Geographic location Michael McCormack NationalsRural
Robertson 1901New South Wales980 John Robertson Premier of New South Wales Gordon Reid LaborProvincial
Ryan 1949Queensland370 T. J. Ryan Premier of Queensland Elizabeth Watson-Brown GreensInner-metropolitan
Scullin 1968Victoria116 James Scullin Prime Minister Andrew Giles LaborOuter-metropolitan
Shortland 1949New South Wales265 John Shortland Explorer Pat Conroy LaborProvincial
Solomon 2000Northern Territory337 Vaiben Louis Solomon Premier of South Australia Luke Gosling LaborInner-metropolitan
Spence 2019South Australia532 Catherine Helen Spence Politician, author Matt Burnell LaborOuter-metropolitan
Sturt 1949South Australia85 Charles Sturt Explorer James Stevens LiberalInner-metropolitan
Swan 1901Western Australia134 Swan River Geographic location Zaneta Mascarenhas LaborInner-metropolitan
Sydney 1968New South Wales44City of Sydney Geographic location Tanya Plibersek LaborInner-metropolitan
Tangney 1974Western Australia83 Dorothy Tangney Politician Sam Lim LaborInner-metropolitan
Wannon 1901Victoria33,419 Wannon River Geographic location Dan Tehan LiberalRural
Warringah 1922New South Wales68 Warringah Council Geographic location Zali Steggall IndependentInner-metropolitan
Watson 1992New South Wales47 Chris Watson Prime Minister Tony Burke LaborInner-metropolitan
Wentworth 1901New South Wales38 William Wentworth Explorer Allegra Spender IndependentInner-metropolitan
Werriwa 1901New South Wales172Aboriginal name for Lake George Geographic location Anne Stanley LaborOuter-metropolitan
Whitlam 2016New South Wales1,331 Gough Whitlam Prime Minister Stephen Jones LaborProvincial
Wide Bay 1901Queensland14,227Region of Wide Bay–Burnett Geographic location Llew O'Brien Liberal NationalRural
Wills 1949Victoria46 William John Wills Explorer Peter Khalil LaborInner-metropolitan
Wright 2009Queensland7,577 Judith Wright Poet, environmentalist Scott Buchholz Liberal NationalRural

Abolished divisions

These divisions no longer exist:

NameFormedAbolishedStateNamesakeKnown for
Angas (I) 19031934SA George Fife Angas Businessman, banker
Angas (II) 19491977SA
Australian Capital Territory 19491974ACT Australian Capital Territory Geographic location
Balaclava 19011984VICSuburb of Balaclava Geographic location
Barrier 19011922NSW Barrier Ranges Geographic location
Batman 19062019VIC John Batman Founder of Melbourne
Bland 19011906NSW William Bland Doctor
Bonython 19552004SA John Langdon Bonython Editor, newspaper proprietor
Bourke 19011949VIC Richard Bourke Governor of NSW
Burke (I) 19491955VIC Robert O'Hara Burke Explorer
Burke (II) 19692004VIC
Canobolas 19011906NSW Mount Canobolas Geographic location
Charlton 19842016NSW Matthew Charlton Politician
Cook (I) 19061955NSW James Cook Explorer
Coolgardie 19011913WATown of Coolgardie Geographic location
Corinella (I) 19011906VICTown of Corinella Geographic location
Corinella (II) 19901996VIC
Dalley 19011969NSW William Bede Dalley Politician, barrister
Dampier 19131922WA William Dampier Explorer
Darebin 19491969VIC Darebin Creek Geographic location
Darling 19011977NSW Darling River Geographic location
Darling Downs 19011984QLDRegion of Darling Downs Geographic location
Darwin 19031955TAS Charles Darwin Scientist
Denison 19032019TAS William Denison Governor of Van Diemen's Land and New South Wales
Diamond Valley 19691984VIC Diamond Creek Geographic location
Dundas 19771993NSW Henry Dundas Scottish politician, aristocrat
East Sydney 19011969NSW East Sydney Geographic location
Echuca 19011937VICTown of Echuca Geographic location
Evans 19491977NSW George Evans Explorer
Fawkner 19061969VIC John Pascoe Fawkner Pioneer
Fraser (I) 19742016ACT Jim Fraser Politician
Grampians 19011922VIC Grampians Ranges Geographic location
Gwydir 19012007NSW Gwydir River Geographic location
Hawker 19691993SA Charles Hawker Politician
Henty 19131990VIC Henty familyPioneers
Higinbotham 19491969VIC George Higinbotham Chief Justice of Victoria
Hoddle 19491955VIC Robert Hoddle Surveyor, artist
Illawarra 19011922NSW Illawarra regionGeographic location
Isaacs (I) 19491969VIC Isaac Isaacs Governor-General, Chief Justice of Australia
Kalgoorlie 19012010WACity of Kalgoorlie Geographic location
Laanecoorie 19011913VICTown of Laanecoorie Geographic location
Lang 19011977NSW John Dunmore Lang Politician, activist
Lawson 19491969NSW Henry Lawson Writer, poet
Lowe 19492010NSW Robert Lowe British statesman
Martin 19221955NSW James Martin Premier, Chief Justice of New South Wales
McMillan 19492019VIC Angus McMillan Pioneer
Melbourne Ports 19012019VICSuburb of Port Melbourne Geographic location
Mernda 19011913VICTown of Mernda Geographic location
Moira 19011906VIC Shire of Moira Geographic location
Murray 19492019VIC Murray River Geographic location
Namadgi 19961998ACT Namadgi National Park Geographic location
Nepean 19061922NSW Evan Nepean British politician
Northern Melbourne 19011906VICSuburb of North Melbourne Geographic location
Northern Territory 19222001NT Northern Territory Geographic location
Oxley (I) 19011934QLD John Oxley Explorer
Parkes (I) 19011969NSW Henry Parkes Premier of NSW
Phillip 19491993NSW Arthur Phillip Governor of New South Wales
Port Adelaide 19492019SASuburb of Port Adelaide Geographic location
Prospect 19692010NSW Prospect Reservoir Geographic location
Riverina-Darling 19841993NSW Riverina region and the Darling River Geographic location
Scullin (I) 19551969VIC James Scullin Prime Minister
South Australia 19011903SA South Australia Geographic location
South Sydney 19011934NSWArea of Southern Sydney Geographic location
Southern Melbourne 19011906VICSuburb of South Melbourne Geographic location
Streeton 19841990VIC Arthur Streeton Painter
Stirling 19552022WA James Stirling Governor of Western Australia
St George 19491993NSW St George regionGeographic location
Tasmania 19011903TAS Tasmania Geographic location
Throsby 19842016NSW Charles Throsby Explorer
Wakefield 19032019SA Edward Gibbon Wakefield Pioneer
Watson (I) 19341969NSW Chris Watson Prime Minister
West Sydney 19011969NSWArea of Western Sydney Geographic location
Wilmot 19031984TAS Sir John Eardley-Wilmot Lieutenant-Governor of Van Diemen's Land
Wimmera 19011977VIC Wimmera region Geographic location
Yarra 19011969VIC Yarra River Geographic location

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The 2010 Australian federal election was held on Saturday, 21 August 2010 to elect members of the 43rd Parliament of Australia. The incumbent centre-left Australian Labor Party led by Prime Minister Julia Gillard won a second term against the opposition centre-right Liberal Party of Australia led by Opposition Leader Tony Abbott and Coalition partner the National Party of Australia, led by Warren Truss, after Labor formed a minority government with the support of three independent MPs and one Australian Greens MP.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2019 Australian federal election</span> Election for the 46th Parliament of Australia

The 2019 Australian federal election was held on Saturday 18 May 2019 to elect members of the 46th Parliament of Australia. The election had been called following the dissolution of the 45th Parliament as elected at the 2016 double dissolution federal election. All 151 seats in the House of Representatives and 40 of the 76 seats in the Senate were up for election.

Apportionment by country describes the practices used in various democratic countries around the world for partitioning seats in the parliament among districts or parties. See apportionment (politics) for the general principles and issues related to apportionment.


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