2007 federal election: Profile of the Electoral Division of Shortland

Updated: 9 February 2011


New South Wales

Name Derivation:

Named after Naval Lieutenant John Shortland 1769–1810 who discovered coal near Newcastle.

Area and Location Description:

Shortland covers an area of approximately 182 sq km from Highfields and Kotara South in the north to Budgewoi and Lake Haven in the south and is bounded on the east by the Pacific Ocean and on the west by the Newcastle bypass, Hillsborough Road, King Street, the eastern shoreline of Lake Macquarie and Mannering Lake, Wyee Road, the Pacific Highway, Wallarah Rd, the southern shoreline of Budgewoi Lake, the Budgewoi/ Toukley locality boundary, Budgewoi Road and Werepi Street. The main suburbs include Belmont, Budgewoi, Catherine Hill Bay, Caves Beach, Chain Valley Bay, Charlestown, Dudley, Eleebana, Floraville, Gateshead, Gwandalan, Halekulani, Highfields, Jewells, Kahibah, Kotara South, Lake Haven, Lake Munmorah, Mannering Park, Nords Wharf, Redhead, San Remo, Summerland Point, Swansea, Tingira Heights, Valentine, Whitebridge, Windale and parts of Doyalson, Gorokan, Hillsborough and Warners Bay.

Map of Division:

Products/Industries of the Area:

Coal mining, tourism, fishing, power stations, building industry and poultry farming.

First Proclaimed/Election:


Demographic Rating:



  • Hall, J (ALP) 1998–
  • Morris, P (ALP) 1972–1998
  • Griffiths, C E (ALP) 1949–1972

Current Member Details:

Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website

AEC Divisional Office Address:

Divisional Office Contact Details

2007 Federal Election Results:

House of Representatives results for Shortland

Further information:

For supporting information, see Party Codes, Demographic Ratings and Seat Status.