2001 Profile of the division of Petrie

Updated: 9 February 2011



Name Derivation:

Named after Andrew Petrie (1798–1872) a noted civil engineer, pioneer and explorer and the first free settler in Brisbane, 1837.

Area and Location Description:

It covers an area of approximately 149 sq km from the northern Brisbane suburbs to the City of Redcliffe on Moreton Bay and part of Deception Bay. It takes in parts of the local government areas of Brisbane City, all of the Redcliffe City area and parts of Pine Rivers and Caboolture Shires.

The main suburbs of the City of Brisbane include: Aspley, Bald Hills, Bracken Ridge, Bridgeman Downs, Carseldine, Chermside, Chermside West, Everton Park, Fitzgibbon, Kedron, McDowall, Stafford, and Stafford Heights. The suburbs of the City of Redcliffe include Clontarf, Kippa-Ring, Margate, Redcliffe, Rothwell, Scarborough and Woody Point. Other areas are Mango Hill and Griffin in Pine Shire, part of Deception Bay and Burpengary in Caboolture Shire.

Products/Industries of the area:

The area is mainly residential with some light industrial and commercial activities.

First Proclaimed/Election



  • Teresa Gambaro (LP) 1996–
  • G T Johns (ALP) 1987–96
  • J C Hodges (LP) 1984–87
  • D M Wells (ALP) 1983–84
  • J C Hodges (LP) 1974–83
  • N M Cooke (LP) 1972–74
  • A S Hulme (LP) 1963–72
  • R C O'Brien (ALP) 1961–63
  • A S Hulme (LP) 1949–61

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AEC – Divisional Office Contact Numbers and Addresses.

Demographic Rating

Outer Metropolitan

Statistical information
3 October 1998 Election 6 November 1999 Referendum 10 November 2001 Election

Enrolment: 84 436

Informal Vote: 2.59%

Turnout: 94.60%

Seat Status: Marginal Liberal

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 49.25%
  • LP: 50.75%

Enrolment: 85 937

Informal Vote:

  • Republic Question 0.64%
  • Preamble Question 0.71%


  • Republic Question 95.04%
  • Preamble Question 95.07%

Enrolment: 89 711

Informal Vote: 4.26%

Turnout: 95.21%

Seat Status: Marginal Liberal

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 46.58%
  • LP: 53.42%