Australian Electoral Commission

Profile of the electoral division of McMahon (NSW) (formerly Prospect)

Updated: 11 August 2015
New South Wales
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 McMahon (2009) [PDF 115KB]
Map of the Division of McMahon (2009) [PDF 8.0MB]
Download GIS data
Name derivation:
Named after Sir William McMahon (1908–1988), 20th Prime Minister of Australia 1971–1972.
Area and Location Description:
McMahon covers an area of approximately 161 sq km bounded by South Creek in the west, the north boundary follows the Western Motorway to Flushcombe Road then up to the Great Western Highway heading east to Centenary Road, South Wentworthville. The eastern boundary follows Centenary Road to the Prospect canal then west to Cumberland Highway and south along Prospect Creek and follows around onto Orphan School Creek surrounding Fairfield, Fairfield Heights and through Fairfield West to Smithfield Road. The southern boundary follows Smithfield Road to Edensor Park Road and through Edensor Park to Cow Pasture Road south to Elizabeth Drive and west to meet South Creek at Kemps Creek. Suburbs include: Abbotsbury, Blacktown, Bossley Park, Canley Vale, Cecil Park, Eastern Creek, Edensor Park, Erskine Park, Fairfield, Fairfield Heights, Fairfield West, Greenfield Park, Greystanes, Horsley Park, Kemps Creek, Merrylands, Merrylands West, Mount Vernon, Orchard Hills, Pemulwuy, Prairiewood, Prospect, Smithfield, South Wentworthville, St Clair and Wetherill Park.
Products/industries of the area:
Building/construction, light manufacturing, wholesale and retail, transport industry, agriculture and mixed farming.
First proclaimed:
Demographic rating:
Outer Metropolitan
Bowen, C (ALP) 2004–
Crosio, J (ALP) 1990–2004
Klugman, R E (ALP) 1969–1990
Current member details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
Further information:
2013 federal election – House of Representatives results for McMahon
2010 federal election – House of Representatives results for McMahon
2013 divisional profile
For supporting information, see Party codes, demographic ratings and seat status.