Australian Electoral Commission

Profile of the electoral division of Pearce (WA)

Updated: 11 August 2015
Western Australia
Current, boundary gazetted 18 December 2008
Currently under redistribution, new boundaries will apply for next federal election held after 19 January 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
Map of Division:
A4 map of the Division of Pearce (2008) [PDF 120KB]
Map of the Division of Pearce (2008) [PDF 9.6MB]
Download GIS data
Name Derivation:
Named after Sir George Pearce 1870–1952, Western Australian Senator 1901–38, Minister for Defence during World War I.
Area and Location Description:
The division consists of the eastern region of outer metropolitan Perth and surrounding rural areas. Pearce covers an area of approximately 14 401 sq km and includes the coastal area from Quinns Rock to Lancelin; the country centres of Gingin, Bindoon and Toodyay in the north, Northam and Grass Valley in the east, and York and Beverley to the south, plus the eastern portion of the Darling Ranges and the Swan Valley. Local government authorities in the division include the Shires of Beverley, Chittering, Gingin, Northam, Toodyay, and York; the majority of Mundaring Shire and the City of Swan; part of the City of Wanneroo and the eastern portion of Kalamunda Shire.
Products/Industries of the Area:
Fishing and tourism on the coast; grain crops, sheep, cattle, and fruit growing in the rural inland areas; restaurants, vineyards and wineries; RAAF pilot training at Pearce Air Base; Agricultural Colleges at Muresk and Narrogin, and historic country tourist centres at Beverley, Toodyay and York.
First Proclaimed/Election:
Demographic Rating:
Outer Metropolitan
Porter, C (LP) 2013–
Moylan, J (LP) 1993–2013
Chaney, F M (LP) 1990–1993
Current member details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
Further information:
2013 federal election – House of Representatives results for Pearce
2010 federal election – House of Representatives results for Pearce
2007 federal election – House of Representatives results for Pearce
2004 federal election – House of Representatives results for Pearce
2013 divisional profile
For supporting information, see Party codes, demographic ratings and seat status.