2016 federal election: profile of the electoral division of Perth (WA)

Updated: 8 July 2016
Western Australia
Date this name and boundary was gazetted:
19 January 2016
First election for this name and boundary:
2016 federal election
Map of Division:
Name derivation:
Named after the city of Perth which was founded in 1829 under Lieutenant-Governor James Stirling, who became Governor in 1831.
80 sq km
Location description:
Perth is bordered by the Swan River to the south and east, the Mitchell Freeway and Kings Park to the west and the Cities of Vincent and Bassendean, the suburbs of Coolbinia (part), Menora, Inglewood (part), Bedford, Morley(part) and Noranda to the north. Suburbs include Ashfield, Bassendean, Bayswater, Bedford, Coolbinia (part), Dianella (part), East Perth, Eden Hill, Embleton, Highgate, Inglewood, Kings Park, Leederville, Maylands, Menora, Morley (part), Mount Hawthorn, Mount Lawley, Noranda, Northbridge, North Perth, Perth and West Perth.
Products/Industries of the Area:
Industries include medical, education, retail, recreation, light industrial, commercial, tourism, transport, professional services, public services and hospitality.
Demographic rating:
Inner Metropolitan – situated in capital cities and consisting of well-established built-up suburbs.
Current member details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
  • MacTiernan, A (ALP) 2013–
  • Smith, S (ALP) 1993–2013
  • Charlesworth, R (ALP) 1983–1993
  • McLean, R M (LP) 1975–1983
  • Berinson, J M (ALP) 1969–1975
  • Chaney, F C (LP) 1955–1969
  • Burke, T P (ALP) 1943–1955
  • Nairn, W M (NAT/UAP) 1929–1943
  • Mann, E A (NAT) 1922–1929
  • Fowler, J (ALP/LIB/NAT) 1901–1922
AEC contact:
Perth Divisional Office