2004 Profile of the division of Hinkler

Updated: 29 September 2011



Name Derivation:

Named after Bert Hinkler 1892–1933, pioneer aviator. First person to fly solo from England to Australia 1928.

Area and Location Description:

Hinkler covers an area of approximately 35 330 sq km along the coast from Calliope Shire in the north, west to Monto and Eidsvold Shires and to Isis Shire in the south. The main towns include Bundaberg, Gladstone, Childers, Agnes Water, Monto, Eidsvold, Gayndah, Mundubbera and Gin Gin.

Map of Division:

Products/Industries of the Area:

Sugar, small crops (tomatoes, avocados, melons, beans, zucchinis), citrus orchards, timber, Gladstone alumina plant (largest in world, producing 2 million tonnes each year), Gladstone power station, Bundaberg Rum Distillery, beef cattle, fish and scallop industries and tourism.

First Proclaimed/Election:


Demographic Rating:



  • NEVILLE, P (NP) 1993–
  • COURTICE, B W (ALP) 1987–1993
  • CONQUEST, B J (NP) 1984–1987

Current Member Details:

See the Parliament of Australia website

AEC Divisional Office Address:

See Divisional Office Contact Details

2004 Federal Election Results:

  • Enrolment: 93 862
  • Informal Vote: 4.54%
  • Turnout: 94.61%
  • Seat Status: Marginal National
  • Two Party Preferred: NP: 54.81% | ALP: 45.19%

Further information:

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