Profile of the electoral division of Kingsford Smith (NSW)

Updated: 02 April 2019
State/Territory:
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 Sir Charles Edward Kingsford Smith MC AFC, 1897–1935. Kingsford Smith was Australia's most famous aviator. In 1928, he made the first trans-Pacific flight from the United States to Australia. He also made the first non-stop crossing of the Australian mainland, the first flights between Australia and New Zealand, and the first eastward Pacific crossing from Australia to the United States.
Area
91 sq km
Location Description:
Kingsford Smith covers an area from La Perouse in the south to Randwick and Coogee in the north. The main suburbs include Banksmeadow, Botany, Chifley, Clovelly (part), Coogee, Daceyville, Eastgardens, Eastlakes, Hillsdale, Kensington, Kingsford, La Perouse, Little Bay, Malabar, Maroubra, Mascot, Matraville, Pagewood, Phillip Bay, Port Botany, Randwick (part) and South Coogee.
This description reflects local government areas in existence in 2015.
Products/industries of the area:
Shipping, aviation, paper manufacturing, light manufacturing, commercial and retail businesses. Sydney's domestic and international airports are located in the division.
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
Members:
  • Thistlethwaite, M (ALP) 2013–
  • Garrett, P (ALP) 2004–2013
  • Brereton, L (ALP) 1990–2004
  • Bowen, L F (ALP) 1969–1990
  • Curtin, D J (ALP) 1955–1969
  • Anderson, G (ALP) 1949–1955
AEC contact:
Divisional Office contact details
Further information:
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