Profile of the electoral division of Lyons (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:
1984 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 Lyons (2016) [PDF 22.64MB]
Download Tasmanian GIS data
Name Derivation:

Jointly named in honour of:

  • Joseph Aloysius Lyons CH, 1879–1939, Prime Minister of Australia (1932–39) and a Member of the House of Representatives (1929–39), and
  • Dame Enid Muriel Lyons, DGBE(C) AD, 1897–1981, first woman member of the House of Representatives (1943-51) and first woman to hold Cabinet rank as Vice-President of the Executive Council (1949–51)
Area
35,721.83 sq km
Location description

The Division of Lyons consists of the:

  • Municipality of Break O’Day
  • Municipality of Brighton
  • Municipality of Central Highlands
  • Municipality of Derwent Valley
  • Municipality of Dorset
  • Municipality of Flinders
  • Municipality of Glamorgan-Spring Bay
  • Municipality of Kentish
  • Municipality of Meander Valley
  • Municipality of Northern Midlands
  • Municipality of Sorell
  • Municipality of Southern Midlands
  • Municipality of Tasman
  • part of the City of Clarence
Products/Industries of the Area:
Fishing, forestry, wool, cattle (dairy and beef), fruit, wine, hydro-power generation, mining and tourism.
Demographic Rating:
Rural – outside capital cities and without majority of enrolment in major provincial cities.
Current member details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
Members:
Mitchell, B (ALP) 2016–
Hutchinson, E (LP) 2013–2016
Adams, D (ALP) 1993–2013
Burr, M A (LP) 1984–1993
AEC Divisional Office:
Divisional Office contact details
Further information:
2016 federal election – House of Representatives results for Lyons
2013 federal election – House of Representatives results for Lyons
2010 federal election – House of Representatives results for Lyons
2007 federal election – House of Representatives results for Lyons
2004 federal election – House of Representatives results for Lyons
2016 divisional profile
2013 divisional profile
For supporting information, see Party codes, demographic ratings and seat status.