Profile of the electoral division of Braddon (Tas)

Updated: 18 July 2016

Braddon by-election

The electoral boundaries for the Braddon by-election will be based on the boundaries at the 2016 federal election.

Date this name and boundary was gazetted:
14 November 2017
First election this name was used at:
1955 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 Division of Braddon (2017) [PDF 9.81MB]
Map of the Division of Braddon (2017) [PDF 10.79MB]
Download Tasmanian GIS data
Name Derivation:
Named in honour of Sir Edward Nicholas Coventry Braddon KCMG, 1829–1904, who was an active member of the Constitutional Conventions that led to the Commonwealth of Australia. Between 1901 and 1904 Sir Edward Braddon was elected as one of the first Members of the House of Representatives as a member for Tasmania and later for the Division of Wilmot. Prior to this, Sir Edward Braddon served as Agent-General for Tasmania and was a member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly and Premier of Tasmania.
21,369.24 sq km
Location description

The Division of Braddon is focused on Burnie and Devonport and also consists of the:

  • City of Burnie
  • Municipality of Central Coast
  • Municipality of Circular Head
  • City of Devonport
  • Municipality of King Island
  • Municipality of Latrobe
  • Municipality of Waratah-Wynard, and
  • Municipality of West Coast

The Division of Braddon includes King Island.

Products/Industries of the Area:
Forestry, fishing, aquaculture, kelp harvesting, dairying, beef cattle production, and vegetable, poppy and pyrethrum growing are major primary industries. Vegetable processing, cheese manufacture, sawmilling and woodchipping complement these activities. Mining and tourism are major industries in Braddon.
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
  • Keay, J* (ALP) 2016–
  • Whiteley, B (LP) 2013–2016
  • Sidebottom, S (ALP) 2007–2013
  • Baker, M (LP) 2004–2007
  • Sidebottom, S (ALP) 1998–2004
  • Miles, C (LP) 1984–1998
  • Groom, R J (LP) 1975–1984
  • Davies, R (ALP) 1958–1975
  • Luck, A W G (LP) 1955–1958

*Justine Keay resigned as the member for Braddon in May 2018. A by-election is being conducted on 28 July 2018 to elect a new member.

AEC Divisional Office:
Divisional Office contact details
Further information:
2016 federal election – House of Representatives results for Braddon
2013 federal election – House of Representatives results for Braddon
2010 federal election – House of Representatives results for Braddon
2007 federal election – House of Representatives results for Braddon
2004 federal election – House of Representatives results for Braddon
2016 divisional profile
2013 divisional profile
For supporting information, see Party codes, demographic ratings and seat status.
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