2007 federal election: Profile of the Electoral Division of Fairfax

Updated: 16 September 2011



Name Derivation:

Named after Ruth Fairfax 1878–1948, a founder of the Country Women's Association and its first Queensland president.

Area and Location Description:

Fairfax covers an area of approximately 1 108 sq km taking in much of the Maroochy Shire from Perigian Springs and Eumundi in the north to Sippy Downs, Ilkley and Eudlo in the south to part of the Conondale National Park to the west of Kenilworth. The main towns include Buderim, Coolum Beach, Eumundi, Kenilworth, Mapleton, Maroochydore, Montville, Nambour, Palmwoods, Tewantin, Woombye and Yandina.

Map of Division:

Products/Industries of the Area:

Avocados, ginger, sugar cane, fruit juice, tropical and exotic fruits, gold, timber, tourism, construction and infrastructure industries. The University of the Sunshine Coast is located in this division.

First Proclaimed/Election:


Demographic Rating:



  • Somlyay, A (LP) 1990–
  • Adermann, A E (NP) 1984–1990

Current Member Details:

Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website

AEC Divisional Office Address:

Divisional Office Contact Details

2007 Federal Election Results:

House of Representatives results for Fairfax

Further information:

For supporting information, see Party Codes, Demographic Ratings and Seat Status.