Australian Electoral Commission

Profile of the electoral division of Richmond (NSW)

Updated: 1 October 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 Richmond (2009) [PDF 277KB]
Map of the Division of Richmond (2009) [PDF 4.5MB]
Download GIS data
Name derivation:
Named after the area in which it is located.
Area and Location Description:
Richmond covers an area of approximately 2 768 sq km from the New South Wales/Queensland border in the north to Lennox Head and Skennars Head in the south. The main towns include Bangalow, Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay, Kingscliff, Lennox Head, Mullumbimby, Murwillumbah, Nimbin, Ocean Shores, Pottsville, Suffolk Park and Tweed Heads.
Products/industries of the area:
Tourism, commercial fishing, agriculture including dairy, beef cattle, tropical fruits, sugarcane, coffee and macadamia nuts, sugar processing, timber, light engineering, boat building and cottage industries.
First proclaimed/election:
1900/1901
Demographic rating:
Rural
Members:
Elliot, J (ALP) 2004–
Anthony, L (NP) 1996–2004
Newell, N J (ALP) 1990–1996
Blunt, C W (NP) 1984–1990
Anthony, J D (CP/NCP/NP) 1957–1984
Anthony, H L (CP) 1937–1957
Green, R F (CP) 1922–1937
Massey-Greene, W (LIB/NAT) 1910–1922
Ewing, T T (PROT) 1901–1910
Current member details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
Further information:
2013 federal election – House of Representatives results for Richmond
2010 federal election – House of Representatives results for Richmond
2007 federal election – House of Representatives results for Richmond
2004 federal election – House of Representatives results for Richmond
2013 divisional profile
For supporting information, see Party codes, demographic ratings and seat status.