Profile of the electoral division of Warringah (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:
1922 federal election
First election this boundary was used at:
2016 federal election
Maps of Division
Name derivation:
Named after the area in which the electoral division is located. 'Warringah' is believed to be an Aboriginal word meaning 'sign of rain', 'across the waves' or 'sea'.
Area
68 sq km
Location Description:
Warringah covers an area from Neutral Bay, Mosman and Manly in the south to Curl Curl and Frenchs Forest (part) in the north. Bound by Middle Harbour, Military Road, Falcon Street, Bent Street, Forsyth Park, Montpelier Street, Eaton Street, Rawson Street, Kurraba Road, Anderson Park and Neutral Bay in the west. The main suburbs include Allambie Heights, Balgowlah, Brookvale, Cremorne Point, Curl Curl, Fairlight, Forestville (part), Frenchs Forest (part), Killarney Heights, Manly, Manly Vale, Mosman, Netural Bay, Queenscliff and Seaforth.
This description reflects local government areas in existence in 2015.
Products/industries of the area:
Manufacturing; construction; retail; professional, scientific and technical services; health care and social assistance; service and leisure industries.
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:
  • Abbott, T (LP) 1994–
  • MacKellar, M J R (LP) 1969–1994
  • St John, E H (LP) 1966–1969
  • Cockle, J S (LP) 1961–1966
  • Bland, F A (LP) 1951–1961
  • Spender, P C (UAP/LP) 1937–1951
  • Parkhill, R A (NAT/UAP) 1927–1937
  • Ryrie, G (NAT) 1922–1927
AEC contact:
Divisional Office contact details
Further information:
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