Profile of the electoral division of Perth (WA)

Updated: 1 April 2019
State/Territory:
Western Australia
Date this name and boundary was gazetted:
19 January 2016
First election this name was used at:
1901 federal election
First election this boundary was used at:
2016 federal election
Map of Division:
Name derivation:
Named after the City of Perth. Under instructions from the Secretary for the Colonies, Sir George Murray, the new town and future seat of government in the Colony of Western Australia was called Perth. Murray was a Perthsire man and represented his birthpace in the House of Commons.
Area:
80 sq km
Location description:
Perth is bordered by the Swan River to the south and east, the Mitchell Freeway and Kings Park to the west and the Cities of Vincent and Bassendean, the suburbs of Coolbinia (part), Menora, Inglewood (part), Bedford, Morley(part) and Noranda to the north. Suburbs include Ashfield, Bassendean, Bayswater, Bedford, Coolbinia (part), Dianella (part), East Perth, Eden Hill, Embleton, Highgate, Inglewood, Kings Park, Leederville, Maylands, Menora, Morley (part), Mount Hawthorn, Mount Lawley, Noranda, Northbridge, North Perth, Perth and West Perth.
Products/Industries of the Area:
Industries include medical, education, retail, recreation, light industrial, commercial, tourism, transport, professional services, public services and hospitality.
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:
  • Gorman, P (ALP) 2018-
  • Hammond, T (ALP) 2016–2018
  • MacTiernan, A (ALP) 2013–2016
  • Smith, S (ALP) 1993–2013
  • Charlesworth, R (ALP) 1983–1993
  • McLean, R M (LP) 1975–1983
  • Berinson, J M (ALP) 1969–1975
  • Chaney, F C (LP) 1955–1969
  • Burke, T P (ALP) 1943–1955
  • Nairn, W M (NAT/UAP) 1929–1943
  • Mann, E A (NAT) 1922–1929
  • Fowler, J (ALP/LIB/NAT) 1901–1922
AEC contact:
Perth Divisional Office
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