Profile of the electoral division of Banks (NSW)

Updated: 10 February 2017
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 botanist Sir Joseph Banks 1743–1820, who accompanied Captain Cook on his voyage to Australia in 1770.
53 sq km
Location Description:
Banks is bound by the Georges River in the south and west, the South Western Motorway in the north and King Georges Road, the Illawarra railway line, Jubilee Avenue the Princes Highway and Terry Street in the east. The main suburbs include Allawah, Carlton (part), Connells Point, East Hills, Lugarno, Mortdale, Oatley, Panania, Padstow, Padstow Heights, Hurstville Grove, Picnic Point, Revesby, Riverwood and South Hurstville.
This description reflects local government areas in existence in 2015.
Products/industries of the area:
Light manufacturing, commercial and service industries.

First proclaimed/election:
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
  • Coleman, D (LP) 2013–
  • Melham, D (ALP) 1990–2013
  • Mountford, J G (ALP) 1980–1990
  • Martin, V J (ALP) 1969–1980
  • Costa, D E (ALP) 1949–1969
AEC contact:
Divisional Office contact details
Further information:
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