The Electoral Commission will publish a notice in the Commonwealth Government Notices Gazette on 6 January 2017 directing that a redistribution of federal electoral divisions in Queensland commence.
The previous federal redistribution of Queensland was determined on 15 December 2009, meaning that seven years has now elapsed and a new redistribution must commence within thirty days – before 14 January 2017.
The redistribution process will not alter Queensland’s number of federal electoral divisions. Queensland’s entitlement to members of the House of Representatives, as determined in November 2014, will remain at 30.
Further media advice will be distributed once the Electoral Commission directs the commencement of the redistribution.