Profile of the electoral division of Franklin (Tas)

Updated: 18 July 2016
State/Territory:
Tasmania
Date this name and boundary was gazetted:
14 November 2017
First election this name was used at:
1903 federal election
First election this boundary was used at:
The next federal general election following the 2016 federal election
Maps and data
A4 map of the Division of Franklin (2016) [PDF 9.81MB]
Download Tasmanian GIS data
Name Derivation:
Named in honour of Sir John Franklin KCH RN, 1786–1847, Lieutenant-Governor of Van Diemen’s Land (1837–43), in recognition of his service to the colony.
Area
10,009.23 sq km
Location description

The Division of Franklin consists of the:

  • Municipality of Huon Valley,
  • part of the City of Clarence, and
  • part of the Municipality of Kingborough.

The Division of Franklin includes Macquarie Island.

Products/Industries of the Area:
Apples, pears, small fruits, aquaculture, fishing, beef cattle, sheep, forestry, cottage industry, vineyards and tourism.
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:
Collins, J (ALP) 2007–
Quick, H (ALP) 1993–2007
Goodluck, B J (LP) 1975–1993
Sherry, R H (ALP) 1969–1975
Pearsall, T G (LP) 1966–1969
Falkinder, C W J (LP) 1946–1966
Frost, C W (FLP/ALP) 1934–1946
Blacklow, A C (UAP) 1931–1934
Frost, C W (ALP) 1929–1931
McWilliams, W J (IND) 1928–1929
Seabrook, A C (NAT) 1922–1928
McWilliams, W J (ANTI-SOC/LIB/NAT/CP) 1903–1922
AEC Divisional Office:
Divisional Office contact details
Further information:
2016 federal election – House of Representatives results for Franklin
2013 federal election – House of Representatives results for Franklin
2010 federal election – House of Representatives results for Franklin
2007 federal election – House of Representatives results for Franklin
2004 federal eElection – House of Representatives results for Franklin
2016 divisional profile
2013 divisional profile
For supporting information, see Party codes, demographic ratings and seat status.