2007 federal election: Profile of the Electoral Division of McPherson

Updated: 9 February 2011



Name Derivation:

Named after the McPherson Range which forms the south western boundary of the division.

Area and Location Description:

McPherson covers an area of approximately 357 sq km from the New South Wales border in the south to Clear Island Waters and Merrimac in the north, and west to Mudgeeraba and Springbrook. It takes in the major part of the tourist strip of the Gold Coast from the New South Wales border through Coolangatta, Tugun, Currumbin, Elanora, Palm Beach, Burleigh Heads, Robina, Varsity Lakes, Merrimac and Clear Island Waters in the north. It also includes the hinterland areas of Mudgeeraba, Currumbin Valley, Tallebudgera Valley and Springbrook.

Map of Division:

Products/Industries of the Area:

Tourism and associated industries and a variety of small industries.

First Proclaimed/Election:


Demographic Rating:



  • May, M (LP) 1998–
  • Bradford, J (LP) 1990–1998
  • White, P N D (LP) 1981–1990
  • Robinson, E L (LP) 1972–1981
  • Barnes, C E (CP) 1958–1972
  • Fadden, A W (CP) 1949–1958

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 McPherson

Further information:

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