Australian Electoral Commission

Profile of the electoral division of Bennelong (NSW)

Updated: 26 September 2013
State/Territory:
New South Wales
Status:
Current, boundary gazetted 22 December 2009
AEC Divisional Office:
Divisional Office contact details
Maps & GIS data:
A4 map of the Division of Bennelong (2009) [PDF 104KB]
Map of the Division of Bennelong (2009) [PDF 7.2MB]
Download GIS data
Name derivation:
Named after the Aboriginal man whom Governor Phillip befriended in 1789.
Area and Location Description:
Bennelong covers an area of approximately 58 sq km from Roselea and Melrose Park in the west, bounded by the Parramatta River in the south and Victoria Road, Pittwater Road and the Lane Cove River in the east, with the Lane Cove River, Devlins Creek and the Hills Motorway providing the northern boundary. Suburbs include Denistone, Epping, East Ryde, Eastwood, Macquarie Park, Marsfield, Meadowbank, Melrose Park, Putney, North Ryde, Ryde, West Ryde and parts of Carlingford, Ermington and Gladesville.
Products/industries of the area:
Light manufacturing, commercial and retail businesses.
First proclaimed/election:
1949
Demographic rating:
Inner Metropolitan
Members:
Alexander, J (LP) 2010–
McKew, M (ALP) 2007–2010
Howard, J (LP) 1974–2007
Cramer, J O (LP) 1949–1974
Current member details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
Further information:
2013 federal election – House of Representatives results for Bennelong
2010 federal election – House of Representatives results for Bennelong
2007 federal election – House of Representatives results for Bennelong
2004 federal election – House of Representatives results for Bennelong
2013 divisional profile
For supporting information, see Party codes, demographic ratings and seat status.