Australian Electoral Commission

Profile of the electoral division of Mackellar (NSW)

Updated: 19 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 Mackellar (2009) [PDF 204KB]
Map of the Division of Mackellar (2009) [PDF 7.0MB]
Download GIS data
Name derivation:
Named after Dorothea Mackellar (1885–1968), a famous Australian poet and novelist.
Area and Location Description:
Mackellar covers an area of approximately 233 sq km from the northern part of Palm Beach, south to Dee Why and west to Duffys Forest. The main suburbs include Avalon, Bayview, Belrose, Bilgola, Church Point, Collaroy, Cromer, Davidson, Elanora, Mona Vale, Narrabeen, Newport, Palm Beach, Scotland Island, Terrey Hills, Warriewood and parts of Beacon Hill, Dee Why, Narraweena and Frenchs Forest and Forestville.
Products/industries of the area:
Light manufacturing, service industries, commercial wholesale and retail trades and tourism.
First proclaimed/election:
1949
Demographic rating:
Outer Metropolitan
Members:
Bishop, B (LP) 1994–
Carlton, J J (LP) 1977–1994
Wentworth, W C (LP/IND) 1949–1977
Current member details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
Further information:
2013 federal election – House of Representatives results for Mackellar
2010 federal election – House of Representatives results for Mackellar
2007 federal election – House of Representatives results for Mackellar
2004 federal election – House of Representatives results for Mackellar
2013 divisional profile
For supporting information, see Party codes, demographic ratings and seat status.