Australian Electoral Commission

Profile of the electoral division of Leichhardt (Qld)

Updated: 23 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 Leichhardt (2009) [PDF 863KB]
Map of the Division of Leichhardt (2009) [PDF 3.6MB]
Download GIS data
Name derivation:
Named after Friedrich Leichhardt (1813–48), explorer and scientist.
Area and Location Description:
Leichhardt covers an area of approximately 148 988 sq km from the Torres Strait Islands in the north to Bentley Park in the south. The main towns include Aurukun, Bamaga, Cairns (part), Cooktown, Hope Vale, Kowanyama, Kuranda, Lockhart River, Mossman, Pormpuraaw, Port Douglas, Thursday Island and Weipa.
Products/industries of the area:
Sugar, tropical fruit, aquaculture, cattle, fishing, mining and tourism.
First proclaimed/election:
1949
Demographic rating:
Rural
Members:
Entsch, W (LNQ) 2010–
Turnour, J (ALP) 2007–2010
Entsch, W (LP) 1996–2007
Dodd, P G (ALP) 1993–1996
Gayler, J (ALP) 1983–1993
Thomson, D S (NCP/NP) 1975–1983
Fulton, W J (ALP) 1958–1975
Bruce, H A (ALP) 1951–1958
Gilmore, T V (CP) 1949–1951
Current member details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
Further information:
2013 federal election – House of Representatives results for Leichhardt
2010 federal election – House of Representatives results for Leichhardt
2007 federal election – House of Representatives results for Leichhardt
2004 federal election – House of Representatives results for Leichhardt
2013 divisional profile
For supporting information, see Party codes, demographic ratings and seat status.