Commonwealth Electoral Division of Leichhardt (Qld)
Updated: 24 October 2011
15 December 2009
Current, boundary gazetted 15 December 2009 (former divisional profile)
Contact the Leichhardt AEC divisional office
Named after Friedrich Leichhardt (1813–48), explorer and scientist.
Size & location description:
Leichhardt covers an area of approximately 148 988 sq km from the Torres Strait Islands in the north to Bentley Park in the south. The main towns include Aurukun, Bamaga, Cairns (part), Cooktown, Hope Vale, Kowanyama, Kuranda, Lockhart River, Mossman, Pormpuraaw, Port Douglas, Thursday Island and Weipa.
Maps & GIS data:
Products/industries of the area:
Sugar, tropical fruit, aquaculture, cattle, fishing, mining and tourism.
- Turnour, J (ALP) 2007–
- Entsch, W (LP) 1996–2007
- Dodd, P G (ALP) 1993–1996
- Gayler, J (ALP) 1983–1993
- Thomson, D S (NCP/NP) 1975–1983
- Fulton, W J (ALP) 1958–1975
- Bruce, H A (ALP) 1951–1958
- Gilmore, T V (CP) 1949–1951
Current Member Details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
For supporting information, see Party Codes, Demographic Ratings and Seat Status.