Australian Electoral Commission

Profile of the electoral division of Shortland (NSW)

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 Shortland (2009) [PDF 194KB]
Map of the Division of Shortland (2009) [PDF 3.0MB]
Download GIS data
Name derivation:
Named after Naval Lieutenant John Shortland (1769–1810) who discovered coal near Shortland.
Area and Location Description:
Shortland covers an area of approximately 205 sq km from Highfields and Kotara South in the north to Budgewoi and Lake Haven in the south and is bounded on the east by the Pacific Ocean and on the west by the Newcastle bypass, Hillsborough Road, King Street, the eastern shoreline of Lake Macquarie, Wyee Road, the Pacific Highway, Wallarah Rd, the southern shoreline of Budgewoi Lake, the Budgewoi/Toukley locality boundary, Budgewoi Road and Werepi Street. The main suburbs include Belmont, Budgewoi, Catherine Hill Bay, Caves Beach, Chain Valley Bay, Charlestown, Dudley, Eleebana, Floraville, Gateshead, Gwandalan, Halekulani, Highfields, Jewells, Kahibah, Kotara South, Lake Haven, Lake Munmorah, Mannering Park, Nords Wharf, Redhead, San Remo, Summerland Point, Swansea, Tingira Heights, Valentine, Whitebridge, Windale and parts of Doyalson, Gorokan, Hillsborough and Warners Bay.
Products/industries of the area:
Coal mining, tourism, fishing, power stations, building industry and poultry farming.
First proclaimed/election:
Demographic rating:
Hall, J (ALP) 1998–
Morris, P (ALP) 1972–1998
Griffiths, C E (ALP) 1949–1972
Current member details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
Further information:
2013 federal election – House of Representatives results for Shortland
2010 federal election – House of Representatives results for Shortland
2007 federal election – House of Representatives results for Shortland
2004 federal election – House of Representatives results for Shortland
2013 divisional profile
For supporting information, see Party codes, demographic ratings and seat status.