Named after Ruth Fairfax 1878–1948, a founder of the Country Women's Association and its first Queensland president.
Fairfax covers an area of approximately 1 880 sq km taking in the whole of the Noosa Shire and part of the Maroochy Shire. The main towns include Coolum Beach, Cooroy, Eumundi, Kenilworth, part of Maroochydore, Nambour, Noosa, Palmwoods, Pomona, Tewantin, Woombye and Yandina.
Avocados, ginger, sugar cane, fruit juice, various tropical and exotic fruits, gold, timber and tourism.
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For supporting information, see Party Codes, Demographic Ratings and Seat Status.