Australian Electoral Commission

Profile of the electoral division of Fairfax (Qld)

Updated: 1 November 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 Fairfax (2009) [PDF 550KB]
Map of the Division of Fairfax (2009) [PDF 1.8MB]
Download GIS data
Name derivation:
Named after Ruth Fairfax 1878–1948, a founder of the Country Women's Association and its first Queensland president.
Area and Location Description:
Fairfax covers an area of approximately 1 036 sq km in the central part of the Sunshine Coast Regional Council area. The division extends from Peregian Springs and Eumundi in the north, to Maroochydore, Mountain Creek and Palmwoods in the south to Kenilworth in the west. The main towns include Buderim, Coolum Beach, Eumundi, Kenilworth, Mapleton, Maroochydore, Montville, Nambour, Palmwoods, Peregian Springs, Woombye and Yandina.
Products/industries of the area:
Avocados, ginger, sugar cane, fruit juice, tropical and exotic fruits, dairy and beef cattle, tourism, construction and infrastructure industries.
First proclaimed/election:
1984
Demographic rating:
Rural
Members:
Palmer, C (PUP) 2013–
Somlyay, A (LNQ) 1990–2013
Adermann, A E (NP) 1984–1990
Current member details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
Further information:
2013 federal election – House of Representatives results for Fairfax
2010 federal election – House of Representatives results for Fairfax
2007 federal election – House of Representatives results for Fairfax
2004 federal election – House of Representatives results for Fairfax
2013 divisional profile
For supporting information, see Party codes, demographic ratings and seat status.