Australian Electoral Commission

Profile of the electoral division of Macquarie (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 Macquarie (2009) [PDF 267KB]
Map of the Division of Macquarie (2009) [PDF 14.3MB]
Download GIS data
Name derivation:
Named after Governor Lachlan Macquarie (1761–1824), Governor of New South Wales 1810–21.
Area and Location Description:
Macquarie covers an area of approximately 4 374 sq km from the Hawkesbury and Nepean Rivers in the east the Blue Mountains City Council border in the west. The Wollemi and Yengo National Parks form the northern border and the Coxs River, Lake Burragorang and Warragamba River form the southern border. The Division encompasses the Blue Mountains City Council and Hawkesbury City Council areas. Suburbs and towns include: Blackheath, Blaxland, Bligh Park, Glenbrook, Katoomba, McGraths Hill, North Richmond, Pitt Town, Richmond, Springwood and Windsor.
Products/industries of the area:
Tourism, mixed farming, arts and crafts, horse breeding and training, printing and publishing, small manufacturing, higher education with the University of Western Sydney Richmond Campus. Macquarie is also home to the Glenbrook and Richmond RAAF bases.
First proclaimed/election:
1900/1901
Demographic rating:
Provincial
Members:
Markus, L (LP) 2010–
Debus, R (ALP) 2007–2010
Bartlett, K (LP) 1996–2007
Deahm, M J (ALP) 1993–1996
Webster, A (LP) 1984–1993
Free, R V (ALP) 1980–1984
Gillard, R (LP) 1975–1980
Luchetti, A S (ALP) 1951–1975
Chifley, J B (ALP) 1940–1951
Lawson, J N (UAP) 1931–1940
Chifley, J B (ALP) 1928–1931
Manning, A G (NAT) 1922–1928
Nicholls, S R (ALP) 1917–1922
Carr, E S (ALP) 1906–1917
Smith, S (FT) 1901–1906
Current member details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
Further information:
2013 federal election – House of Representatives results for Macquarie
2010 federal election – House of Representatives results for Macquarie
2007 federal election – House of Representatives results for Macquarie
2004 federal election – House of Representatives results for Macquarie
2013 divisional profile
For supporting information, see Party codes, demographic ratings and seat status.