Profile of the electoral division of Farrer (NSW)

Updated: 02 April 2019
New South Wales
Date this name and boundary was gazetted:
25 February 2016
First election this name was used at:
1949 federal election
First election this boundary was used at:
2016 federal election
Maps of Division
Name derivation:
Named in honour of William James Farrer, 1845–1906. Farrer was a noted wheat breeder and experimentalist.
126 590 sq km
Location Description:
Farrer covers an area in southern New South Wales stretching along the Murray River from the Shire Councils of Greater Hume and Narrandera in the east to the South Australian border in the west and the Shire Councils of Wentworth, Balranald, Hay and Carrathool in the north. Farrer is made up of the Shires of Albury, Balranald, Berrigan, Carrathool, Conargo, Corowa, Deniliquin, Greater Hume, Griffith, Hay, Jerilderie, Leeton, Murray, Murrumbidgee, Narrandera, Urana, Wakool and Wentworth.
This description reflects local government areas in existence in 2015.
Products/industries of the area:
Large-scale irrigation areas, around Deniliquin, Griffith and Wentworth, produce dairy products, fat sheep and cattle, orchard and vine crops, apples and rice. Other major agricultural products include wool, cotton, wheat and cereals. Many industries are based on the processing of agricultural products, such as the Norske Skog Newsprint Mill at Albury and the largest rice mill in the southern hemisphere at Deniliquin. Other industries include mineral sand mining, tourism and agricultural service industries.
Demographic rating:
Rural – outside capital cities and without majority of enrolment in major provincial cities.
Current member details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
  • Ley, S (LP) 2001–
  • Fischer, T (NP) 1984–2001
  • Fife, W C (LP) 1975–1984
  • Fairbairn, D E (LP) 1949–1975
AEC contact:
Divisional Office contact details
Further information:
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