Australian Electoral Commission

Profile of the electoral division of Banks (NSW)

Updated: 26 February 2016
State/Territory:
New South Wales
Date this name and boundary was gazetted:
25 February 2016
First election for this name and boundary:
2016 federal election
Maps of Division
Name derivation:
Named after botanist Sir Joseph Banks 1743–1820, who accompanied Captain Cook on his voyage to Australia in 1770.
Area
53 sq km
Location Description:
Banks is bound by the Georges River in the south and west, the South Western Motorway in the north and King Georges Road, the Illawarra railway line, Jubulee Avenue the Princes Highway and Terry Street in the east. The main suburbs include Allawah, Carlton (part), Connells Point, East Hills, Lugarno, Mortdale, Oatley, Panania, Padstown, Padstown Heights, Hurstville Grove, Picnic Point, Revesby, Riverwood and South Hurstville.
Products/industries of the area:
Light manufacturing, commercial and service industries.

First proclaimed/election:
1949
Demographic rating:
Inner Metropolitan – situated in capital cities and consisting of well-established built-up suburbs.
Current member details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
Members:
  • Coleman, D (LP) 2013–
  • Melham, D (ALP) 1990–2013
  • Mountford, J G (ALP) 1980–1990
  • Martin, V J (ALP) 1969–1980
  • Costa, D E (ALP) 1949–1969
AEC contact:
Divisional Office contact details
Further information: