Australian Electoral Commission

Profile of the electoral division of Werriwa (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 Werriwa (2009) [PDF 120KB]
Map of the Division of Werriwa (2009) [PDF 6.7MB]
Download GIS data
Name derivation:
Named after the Aboriginal name for Lake George, which was located in the division in 1901.
Area and Location Description:
Werriwa covers an area of approximately 159 sq km from Austral, West Hoxton, Prestons, Lurnea and parts of Liverpool in the north, to Claymore and Minto Heights in the south, bounded by the Georges River to the east and generally by the Sydney Water Supply Channel, Raby Road, Rileys Creek, Anthony Road, Barry Avenue and Allenby Road to the west. The main suburbs include Austral, Bardia, Bow Bowing, Casula, Claymore, Denham Court, Edmondson Park, Eschol Park, Glenfield, Horningsea Park, Hoxton Park, Ingleburn, Leppington, Lurnea, Macquarie Fields, Minto, Minto Heights, Prestons, Raby, St Andrews, Varroville, and parts of Liverpool, Leumeah and West Hoxton.
Products/industries of the area:
The main industries are light manufacturing.
First proclaimed/election:
Demographic rating:
Outer Metropolitan
Ferguson, L (ALP) 2010–
Hayes, C (ALP) 2005–2010
Latham, M (ALP) 1994–2005
Kerin, J C (ALP) 1978–1993
Whitlam, E G (ALP) 1952–1978
Lazzarini, H P (ALP) 1934–1952
McNicoll, W R (CP) 1931–1934
Lazzarini, H P (ALP) 1919–1931
Lynch, J (ALP/NAT) 1914–1919
Conroy, A H (LIB) 1913–1914
Bennett, B H (ALP) 1912–1913
Hall, D R (ALP) 1906–1912
Conroy, A H (FT) 1901–1906
Current member details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
Further information:
2013 federal election – House of Representatives results for Werriwa
2010 federal election – House of Representatives results for Werriwa
2007 federal election – House of Representatives results for Werriwa
2004 federal election – House of Representatives results for Werriwa
2013 divisional profile
For supporting information, see Party codes, demographic ratings and seat status.