Profile of the electoral division of Wentworth (NSW)

Updated: 12 September 2018

A by-election is being held on Saturday 20 October 2018 to elect a new member for Wentworth.

State/Territory:
New South Wales
Date this name and boundary was gazetted:
25 February 2016
First election this name was used at:
1901 federal election
First election this boundary was used at:
2016 federal election
Maps of Division
Name derivation:
Named in honour of William Charles Wentworth, 1790 –1872. Wentworth accompanied Blaxland and Lawson on their 1813 crossing of the Blue Mountains and advocated the establishment of free and representative government.
Area
38 sq km
Location Description:
Wentworth covers an area from Elizabeth Bay along the southern shore of Sydney Harbour to Watsons Bay and down the coast to Clovelly. The western boundary runs along the eastern border of Potts Point and Darlinghurst to Oxford Street, Flinders Street, South Dowling Street and Dacey Avenue. The southern boundary follows Alison Road, King Street, Wentworth Street, Stanley Street, Avoca Street, Frenchmans Road, Clovelly Road, Walker Avenue and Bundock Park. The main suburbs include Bellevue Hill, Bondi, Clovelly (part), Darlinghurst (part), Darling Point, Dover Heights, Elizabeth Bay, Moore Park, Paddington, Point Piper, Rose Bay, Vaucluse, Watsons Bay and Waverley.
This description reflects local government areas in existence in 2015.
Products/industries of the area:
Finance, property, service, wholesale and retail trade, tourism, education, sport and recreation.
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:
  • *Turnbull, M (LP) 2004–
  • King, P (LP) 2001–2004
  • Thomson, A (LP) 1995–2001
  • Hewson, J (LP) 1987–1995
  • Coleman, P (LP) 1981–1987
  • Ellicott, R J (LP) 1974–1981
  • Bury, L H E (LP) 1956–1974
  • Harrison, E J (UAP/LP) 1931–1956
  • Marks, W M (NP) 1919–1931
  • Kelly, W H (FT/ANTI-SOC/LIB/NAT) 1903–1919
  • McMillan, W (FT) 1901–1903

*Malcolm Turnbull resigned as the member for Wentworth in August 2018. A by-election is being run to elect a new member.

AEC contact:
Divisional Office contact details
Further information:
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