Names and boundaries of federal electoral divisions in Tasmania decided

Updated: 27 September 2017

The augmented Electoral Commission for Tasmania today announced the outcome of its deliberations on the names and boundaries of the five federal electoral divisions in Tasmania.

The Hon. Dennis Cowdroy OAM QC, the presiding member, thanked the individuals and organisations who contributed to the redistribution by providing written submissions or appearing at a public inquiry during the redistribution process.

“After a thorough consideration of the further objections and submissions to the inquiry into further objections, the augmented Electoral Commission’s proposal released on 20 July will be implemented without change,” Mr Cowdry said.

“This decision principally resulted from the need for all of Tasmania’s electoral divisions to meet the two numerical requirements of the Electoral Act.”

Changes will be made to the boundaries of all five federal electoral divisions in Tasmania and the previous Division of Denison will become the Division of Clark.

The augmented Electoral Commission has retained the names of the Divisions of Bass, Braddon, Franklin and Lyons. The renaming of the Division of Denison to Clark is in recognition of the contribution Andrew Inglis Clark (1848–1907) made to Australia’s political and legal systems.

An overview of the augmented Electoral Commission's conclusions on further objections to the revised proposal of federal electoral divisions in Tasmania is available.

The names and boundaries of the federal electoral divisions for Tasmania will apply from 14 November 2017. Electoral events will not be contested on these new federal electoral divisions until a writ is issued for a general federal election.

Overview maps will be available on the AEC website on 14 November 2017. Detailed maps and a report outlining the augmented Electoral Commission's reasons for its formal determination will be tabled in the Federal Parliament and will subsequently be made publicly available.

More information about the Tasmanian federal redistribution is available on the AEC website.

Augmented Electoral Commission's proposed electoral divisions

Name of proposed electoral division Boundaries of proposed electoral division
Bass

As proposed by the augmented Electoral Commission for Tasmania, the proposed electoral division will consist of the:

  • City of Launceston
  • Municipality of Dorset
  • Municipality of Flinders
  • Municipality of George Town, and
  • Municipality of West Tamar
Braddon

As proposed by the augmented Electoral Commission for Tasmania, the proposed electoral division will consist of the:

  • City of Burnie
  • Municipality of Central Coast
  • Municipality of Circular Head
  • City of Devonport
  • Municipality of King Island
  • Municipality of Latrobe
  • Municipality of Waratah-Wynyard, and
  • Municipality of West Coast
Clark

As proposed by the augmented Electoral Commission for Tasmania, the proposed electoral division will consist of the:

  • City of Glenorchy
  • City of Hobart, and
  • part of the Municipality of Kingborough
Franklin

As proposed by the augmented Electoral Commission for Tasmania, the proposed electoral division will consist of the:

  • Municipality of Huon Valley,
  • part of the City of Clarence, and
  • part of the Municipality of Kingborough.
Lyons

As proposed by the augmented Electoral Commission for Tasmania, the proposed electoral division will consist of the:

  • Municipality of Break O’Day
  • Municipality of Brighton
  • Municipality of Central Highlands
  • Municipality of Derwent Valley
  • Municipality of Glamorgan-Spring Bay
  • Municipality of Kentish
  • Municipality of Meander Valley
  • Municipality of Northern Midlands
  • Municipality of Sorell
  • Municipality of Southern Midlands
  • Municipality of Tasman, and
  • part of the City of Clarence