Profile of the electoral division of Fairfax (Qld)

Updated: 26 March 2018
State/Territory:
Queensland
Date this name and boundary was gazetted:
27 March 2018
First election this name was used at:
1984 federal election
First election this boundary was used at:
The next federal general election following the 2016 federal election
Maps and data
A4 map of the electoral division of Fairfax (2018) [PDF 1.25MB]
Map of the Division of Fairfax (2017) [PDF 3.13MB]
Download Queensland GIS data
Name Derivation:
Named in honour of Ruth Beatrice Fairfax OBE, 1878–1948, a founder of the Country Women's Association and its first Queensland president.
Area
1,004 sq km
Location description

The Division of Fairfax consists of part of the Sunshine Coast Regional Council.

Products/Industries of the Area:
Avocados, ginger, sugar cane, fruit juice, tropical and exotic fruits, dairy and beef cattle, tourism, health care, construction and infrastructure 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
Members:
O'Brien, TC (LNQ) 2016–
Palmer, C (PUP) 2013–2016
Somlyay, A (LNQ) 1990–2013
Adermann, A E (NP) 1984–1990
AEC Divisional Office:
Divisional Office contact details
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