Australian Electoral Commission

Profile of the electoral division of Hughes (NSW)

Updated: 28 July 2016
State/Territory:
New South Wales
Date this name and boundary was gazetted:
25 February 2016
First election for this name and boundary:
2016 federal election
Maps of Division
Name derivation:
Named after William Hughes (1862–1952), Prime Minister of Australia 1915–23.
Area
369 sq km
Location Description:
Hughes is bound by Georges River, Newbridge Road and Davy Robinson Drive in the north, Liverpool City Council and Sutherland Shire Council in the west and south, follows Georges River, Oyster Bay, Kareela Golf Course, Box Road, Princes Highway, Kingsway, Hotham Road, North West Arm Road, Dent Creek and the Hacking River in the east. The main suburbs include Alfords Point, Bangor, Barden Ridge, Bundeena, Como, Engadine, Grays Point, Heathcote, Illawong, Kareela, Kirrawee, Lucas Heights, Maianbar, Menai, Moorebank, Sandy Point, Sutherland (part), Waterfall and Wattle Grove.
Products/industries of the area:
Atomic reactor, light manufacturing industries, army barracks and military reserve.
First proclaimed/election:
1955
Demographic rating:
Outer Metropolitan – situated in capital cities and containing large areas of recent suburban expansion.
Current member details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
Members:
  • Kelly, C (LP) 2010–
  • Vale, D (LP) 1996–2010
  • Tickner, R E (ALP) 1984–1996
  • Johnson, L R (ALP) 1969–1983
  • Dobie, J D (LP) 1966–1969
  • Johnson, L R (ALP) 1955–1966
AEC contact:
Divisional Office contact details
Further information: