Profile of the electoral division of Hunter (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 John Hunter (1737–1821), second Governor of New South Wales 1795–99.
- 10 640 sq km
- Location Description:
- Hunter includes the Muswellbrook Shire Council, Singleton Council, Cessnock City Council (part) and Lake Macquarie City Council (part). The main towns include Broke, Cessnock, Denman, Mulbring, Muswellbrook, Paxton, Putty, Singleton, Widden and Wyee.
This description reflects local government areas in existence in 2015.
- Products/industries of the area:
- Agriculture, coal-mining, dairy farming, engineering, farming, forestry, fruit and vegetables, horse studs and racing, timber milling, tourism, wine grapes, wineries and wool. Liddell and Bayswater Power Stations are also in the division.
- First proclaimed/election:
- 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 to contact the Member for Charlton.
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website to contact the Member for Hunter.
Former Division of Hunter which was abolished as part of the 2016 redistribution
- Fitzgibbon, J (ALP) 2016–
- Conroy, P (ALP) 2013–2016 (Note: following the 2016 redistribution the Division of Charlton became the Division of Hunter.)
- Combet, G (ALP) 2007–2013
- Hoare, K (ALP) 1998–2007
- Brown, B (ALP) 1984–1998
- Fitzgibbon, J (ALP) 1996–2016
- Fitzgibbon, E J (ALP) 1984–1996
- Brown, R J (ALP) 1980–1984
- James, A W (ALP) 1960–1980
- Evatt, H V (ALP) 1958–1960
- James, R (ALP) 1928–1958
- Charlton, M (ALP) 1910–1928
- Liddell, F (FT/ANTI-SOC) 1903–1910
- Barton, E (PROT) 1901–1903
- AEC contact:
- Divisional Office contact details
- Further information: