Australian Electoral Commission

Profile of the electoral division of Cunningham (NSW)

Updated: 25 September 2013
State/Territory:
New South Wales
Status:
Current, boundary gazetted 22 December 2009
AEC Divisional Office:
Divisional Office contact details
Maps & GIS data:
A4 map of the Division of Cunningham (2009) [PDF 252KB]
Map of the Division of Cunningham (2009) [PDF 5.5MB]
Download GIS data
Name derivation:
Named after Allan Cunningham (1791–1839), an early Australian explorer.
Area and Location Description:
Cunningham covers an area of approximately 721 sq km. The southern boundary of Cunningham is Five Islands Rd, the Princes Hwy at Unanderra, and the Moss Vale Unanderra Railway Line. The northern boundary is the Hacking River, Farnell Ave and Heathcote Rd. The western boundary is the same as the Wollongong City Council western boundary. The main suburbs include Austinmer, Balgownie, Bellambi, Bulli, Bundeena, Clifton, Coalcliff, Coledale, Coniston, Cordeaux Heights, Corrimal, Darkes Forest, Fairy Meadow, Figtree, Gwynneville, Heathcote, Helensburgh, Keiraville, Maianbar, Mangerton, Mount Keira, Mount Kembla, Mount Ousley, Mount Saint Thomas, Otford, Russell Vale, Scarborough, Stanwell Park, Tarrawanna, most of The Royal National Park, Thirroul, Towradgi, Waterfall, West Wollongong, Wollongong, Wombarra, Woonona and part of Unanderra.
Products/industries of the area:
Wollongong is the commercial centre of the Illawarra, servicing tourism, tertiary education, steel production, coal mining, brick manufacturing and textiles.
First proclaimed/election:
1949
Demographic rating:
Provincial
Members:
Bird, S (ALP) 2004–
Organ, M (GRN) 2002–2004
Martin, S (ALP) 1993–2002
West, S J (ALP) 1977–1993
Connor, R F X (ALP) 1963–1977
Kearney, V D (ALP) 1956–1963
Davies, W (ALP) 1949–1956
Current member details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
Further information:
2013 federal election – House of Representatives results for Cunningham
2010 federal election – House of Representatives results for Cunningham
2007 federal election – House of Representatives results for Cunningham
2004 federal election – House of Representatives results for Cunningham
2013 divisional profile
For supporting information, see Party codes, demographic ratings and seat status.