Australian Electoral Commission

Profile of the electoral division of Kingsford Smith (NSW)

Updated: 25 February 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 Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith (1897–1935), Australia's most famous aviator.
Area
91 sq km
Location Description:
Kingsford Smith covers an area from La Perouse in the south to Randwick and Coogee in the north. The main suburbs include Banksmeadow, Botany, Chifley, Clovelly (part), Coogee, Daceyville, Eastgardens, Eastlakes, Hillsdale, Kensington, Kingsford, La Perouse, Little Bay, Malabar, Maroubra, Mascot, Matraville, Pagewood, Phillip Bay, Port Botany, Randwick (part) and South Coogee.
Products/industries of the area:
Shipping, aviation, paper manufacturing, light manufacturing, commercial and retail businesses. Sydney's domestic and international airports are located in the division.
First proclaimed/election:
1949
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:
  • Thistlethwaite, M (ALP) 2013–
  • Garrett, P (ALP) 2004–2013
  • Brereton, L (ALP) 1990–2004
  • Bowen, L F (ALP) 1969–1990
  • Curtin, D J (ALP) 1955–1969
  • Anderson, G (ALP) 1949–1955
AEC contact:
Divisional Office contact details
Further information: