Named to honour succeeding generations of the Burt family for their signifcant contributions to the justice system and for their wider contributions to public service, specifically:
Sir Archibald Paull Burt KT, 1810–79, who was appointed the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 1861,
Septimus Burt, 1847–1919, whose public roles included that of Attorney-General of the colony of Western Australia (1890–97) at the time of colonial self-government, and
The Honourable Sir Francis Theodore Page Burt AC KCMG QC, 1918–2004, who served as a judge of the Supreme Court of Western Australia, Chief Justice of Western Australia, Lieutenant Governor of Western Australia and Governor of Western Australia (1990–93).
172 sq km
Burt covers parts of the Cities of Armadale, Canning and Gosnells. The division is constructed from suburbs in the south-east metropolitan areas of Perth including the suburbs of Armadale (part), Brookdale, Camillo, Canning Vale, Champion Lakes, Forrestdale, Gosnells (part), Harrisdale, Haynes, Hilbert (part), Huntingdale, Kelmscott, Langford, Mount Nasura, Piara Waters, Seville Grove, Southern River, Thornlie and Wungong (part).
Products/Industries of the Area:
Light industry, commercial, medical and retail trade, construction and manufacturing.
Outer Metropolitan – situated in capital cities and containing large areas of recent suburban expansion.
Current member details:
The first member for the electoral division of Burt will be elected at the 2016 federal election.