Australian Electoral Commission

Profile of the electoral division of Brisbane (Qld)

Updated: 25 September 2013
State/Territory:
Queensland
Status:
Current, boundary gazetted 15 December 2009
AEC Divisional Office:
Divisional Office contact details
Maps & GIS data:
A4 map of the Division of Brisbane (2009) [PDF 457KB]
Map of the Division of Brisbane (2009) [PDF 702KB]
Download GIS data
Name derivation:
Named after the city of Brisbane which was named after Sir Thomas MacDougall Brisbane (1773–1860), Governor of New South Wales 1820–25.
Area and Location Description:
Brisbane covers an area of approximately 58 sq km from Everton Park and Stafford in the north to the Brisbane River in the west and south and to Hamilton and Hendra in the east. The main suburbs include Albion, Alderley, Ascot, Bowen Hills, Brisbane City, Clayfield, Fortitude Valley, Gaythorne, Gordon Park, Grange, Hamilton, Hendra, Herston, Kalinga, Kelvin Grove, Lutwyche, Milton, New Farm, Newmarket, Newstead, Red Hill, Spring Hill, Wilston, Windsor, Wooloowin and parts of Ashgrove, Bardon, Everton Park, Enoggera, Paddington and Stafford.
Products/industries of the area:
The area is mostly residential but contains some light industry. It includes the Queensland Parliament House and Brisbane City Council Chambers. Many Commonwealth Government, State Government and business administrative offices are found in the area.
First proclaimed/election:
1900/1901
Demographic rating:
Inner Metropolitan
Members:
Gambaro, T (LNQ) 2010–
Bevis, A (ALP) 1990–2010
Cross, M D (ALP) 1980–1990
Johnson, P F (LP) 1975–1980
Cross, M D (ALP) 1961–1975
Lawson, G (ALP) 1931–1961
Cameron, D C (NAT) 1919–1931
Finlayson, W F (ALP) 1910–1919
Foxton, J F G (ANTI-SOC) 1906–1910
Culpin, M (ALP) 1903–1906
Macdonald-Paterson, T (FT) 1901–1903
Current member details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
Further information:
2013 federal election – House of Representatives results for Brisbane
2010 federal election – House of Representatives results for Brisbane
2007 federal election – House of Representatives results for Brisbane
2004 federal election – House of Representatives results for Brisbane
2013 divisional profile
For supporting information, see Party codes, demographic ratings and seat status.