2016 federal election: profile of the electoral division of Hume (NSW)

Updated: 5 July 2016
New South Wales
Date this name and boundary was gazetted:
25 February 2016
First election for this name and boundary:
2016 federal election
Maps of Division
Name derivation:
Named after Hamilton Hume (1797–1873), an early explorer.
17 240 sq km
Location Description:
Hume includes the entire Councils of Boorowa, Goulburn Mulwaree and Upper Lachlan and parts of Camden Council, Liverpool City Council, Wingecarribee Shire Council and Wollondilly Shire Council. Towns include Appin, Boorowa, Bundanoon, Camden Park, Colo Vale, Crookwell, Exeter, Goulburn, Gunning, Hill Top, Marulan, Menangle, Meryla, Oak Dale, Penrose, Taralga, Werai (part), Wingello (part) and Yerrinbool (part).
Products/industries of the area:
Mixed farming, grazing, fat lambs, fruit, vegetables, wine, timber and textiles. The area is noted for its fine wool with Goulburn being the home of the Big Merino. Belgenny Farm, former home of John and Elizabeth Macarthur, the Macarthur Campus of the Western Sydney University, the University of Sydney farms and the Mount Annan Botanic Gardens are also located within the Hume electorate.
First proclaimed/election:
Demographic rating:
Provincial – outside capital cities, but with a majority of enrolment in major provincial cities.
Current member details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
  • Taylor, A (LP) 2013–
  • Schultz, A (LP) 1998–2013
  • Sharp, J (NP) 1993–1998
  • Fife, W C (LP) 1984–1993
  • Lusher, S A (CP/NCP/NP) 1974–1984
  • Olley, F (ALP) 1972–1974
  • Pettitt, J A (CP) 1963–1972
  • Fuller, A N (ALP) 1961–1963
  • Anderson, C G W (CP) 1955–1961
  • Fuller, A N (ALP) 1951–1955
  • Anderson, C G W (CP) 1949–1951
  • Fuller, A N (ALP) 1943–1949
  • Collins, T J (CP) 1931–1943
  • Moloney, P J (ALP) 1919–1931
  • Falkiner, F B S (NAT) 1917–1919
  • Patten, R (LIB) 1913–1917
  • Lyne, W J (PROT/IND) 1901–1913
AEC contact:
Divisional Office contact details
Further information: