Profile of the electoral division of Stirling (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:
1955 federal election
First election this boundary was used at:
2016 federal election
Map of Division:
Name derivation:
Named after Sir James Stirling RN, 1791–1865. Stirling was the first Governor of the Colony of Western Australia (1828–39) and took a leading role in exploring the coastal districts near the Swan, Murray, Collie, Preston, Blackwood and Vasse Rivers.
Area:
74 sq km
Location description:
Stirling contains the majority of the City of Stirling and a small portion of the City of Bayswater. Suburbs include Balcatta, Balga, Carine, Dianella (part), Gwelup, Hamersley, Joondanna, Karrinyup (part), Mirrabooka, Morley (part), Nollamara, North Beach, Osborne park (part), Scarborough (part), Stirling, Trigg, Tuart Hill, Watermans Bay, Westminster and Yokine.
Products/Industries of the Area:
Industries include light industrial, retail, commercial, medical, fishing, tourism 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:
  • Keenan, M (LP) 2004–
  • McFarlane, J (ALP) 1998–2004
  • Cameron, E (LP) 1993–1998
  • Edwards, R F (ALP) 1983–1993
  • Viner, R I (LP) 1972–1983
  • Webb, C H (ALP) 1961–1972
  • Cash, E D (LP) 1958–1961
  • Webb, C H (ALP) 1955–1958
AEC contact:
Stirling Divisional Office
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