Australian Electoral Commission

Profile of the electoral division of Lyne (NSW)

Updated: 11 August 2015
State/Territory:
New South Wales
Status:
Current, boundary gazetted 22 December 2009
Currently under redistribution, new boundaries will apply for next federal election held after 25 February 2016. If an election was called and the writs issued before this date, a mini-redistribution would be required.
AEC Divisional Office:
Divisional Office contact details
Maps & GIS data:
A4 map of the Division of Lyne (2009) [PDF 473KB]
Map of the Division of Lyne (2009) [PDF 11.0MB]
Download GIS data
Name derivation:
Named after Sir William Lyne (1844–1913), Premier of New South Wales 1899–1901.
Area and Location Description:
Lyne covers an area of approximately 11 991 sq km from Crescent Head in the north to the southern boundaries of Greater Taree City Council & Gloucester Council in the south and inland to the western boundaries of Greater Taree, Port Macquarie – Hastings and Kempsey Shire Councils. The main towns include Bonny Hills, Crescent Head, Gloucester, Harrington, Kendall, Lake Cathie, Laurieton, North Haven, Old Bar, Port Macquarie, Taree, Wauchope and Wingham.
Products/industries of the area:
Timber, beef/dairy cattle, mixed farming, fishing and oyster farming, boat building, engineering, mining and tourism.
First proclaimed/election:
1949
Demographic rating:
Rural
Members:
Gillespie, D (NP) 2013–
Oakeshott, R (Ind) 2008–2013
Vaile, M (NP) 1993–2008
Cowan, D B (NCP/NP) 1980–1993
Lucock, P E (CP/NCP) 1952–1980
Eggins, E J (CP) 1949–1952
Current member details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
Further information:
2013 federal election – House of Representatives results for Lyne
2010 federal election – House of Representatives results for Lyne
2007 federal election – House of Representatives results for Lyne
2004 federal election – House of Representatives results for Lyne
2013 divisional profile
For supporting information, see Party codes, demographic ratings and seat status.