Australian Electoral Commission

Profile of the electoral division of Shortland (NSW)

Updated: 28 October 2016
State/Territory:
New South Wales
Date this name and boundary was gazetted:
25 February 2016
First election for this name and boundary:
2016 federal election
Maps of Division
Name derivation:
Named after Naval Lieutenant John Shortland (1769–1810) who discovered coal near Shortland.
Area
265 sq km
Location Description:
Shortland covers an area from Highfields, Cardiff and Boolaroo in the north to Budgewoi and San Remo in the south and is bounded on the east by the Pacific Ocean and on the west by Wallsend Road, Reservoir Road, Lowry Street, Main Road, Lake Macquarie, Wyee Road and Pacific Highway. The main suburbs include Belmont, Boolaroo, Budgewoi, Catherine Hill Bay, Cardiff, Caves Beach, Chain Valley Bay, Charlestown, Doyalson, Dudley, Eleebana, Gateshead, Gwandalan, Highfields, Hillsborough, Mannering Park, Redhead, San Remo, Speers Point, Swansea, Valentine and Windale.
Products/industries of the area:
Coal mining, tourism, fishing, power stations, building industry and poultry farming.
First proclaimed/election:
1949
Demographic rating:
Provincial – outside capital cities, but with a majority of enrolment in major provincial cities.
Current member details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
Members:
  • Conroy, P (ALP) 2016–
  • Hall, J (ALP) 1998–2016
  • Morris, P (ALP) 1972–1998
  • Griffiths, C E (ALP) 1949–1972
AEC contact:
Divisional Office contact details
Further information: