Australian Electoral Commission

Profile of the electoral division of Warringah (NSW)

Updated: 18 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 Warringah (2009) [PDF 133KB]
Map of the Division of Warringah (2009) [PDF 4.5MB]
Download GIS data
Name derivation:
Named after the area in which it is located. Warringah's indigenous name means 'sign of rain', 'across the waves' and 'sea'.
Area and Location Description:
Warringah covers an area of approximately 73 sq km from Neutral Bay, Mosman Bay and Clifton Gardens in the south to North Curl Curl and Frenchs Forest in the north, and to Middle Harbour in the west. The main suburbs include Allambie, Allambie Heights, Balgowlah, Balgowlah Heights, Balmoral, Beacon Hill, Beauty Point, Brookvale, Cremorne, Curl Curl, Fairlight, Forestville, Freshwater, Killarney Heights, Manly, Manly Vale, Mosman, Queenscliff, Seaforth and parts of Beacon Hill, Dee Why, Frenchs Forest and Narraweena.
Products/industries of the area:
Manufacturing; construction; retail; professional, scientific and technical services; health care and social assistance; service and leisure industries.
First proclaimed/election:
1922
Demographic rating:
Inner Metropolitan
Members:
Abbott, T (LP) 1994–
MacKellar, M J R (LP) 1969–1994
St John, E H (LP) 1966–1969
Cockle, J S (LP) 1961–1966
Bland, F A (LP) 1951–1961
Spender, P C (UAP/LP) 1937–1951
Parkhill, R A (NAT/UAP) 1927–1937
Ryrie, G (NAT) 1922–1927
Current member details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
Further information:
2013 federal election – House of Representatives results for Warringah
2010 federal election – House of Representatives results for Warringah
2007 federal election – House of Representatives results for Warringah
2004 federal election – House of Representatives results for Warringah
2013 divisional profile
For supporting information, see Party codes, demographic ratings and seat status.