Named after Sir John (later Lord) Forrest 1847–1918, the first Premier of Western Australia 1890–1901.
Forrest covers an area of approximately 21 143 sq km encompassing the south west corner of Western Australia from the Shire of Harvey in the north to the Shire of Manjimup in the south. The main towns include Augusta, Australind, Bridgetown, Bunbury, Busselton, Capel, Collie, Donnybrook, Dunsborough, Eaton, Harvey, Manjimup, Margaret River, Nannup, Pemberton and Yallingup.
Agriculture (beef and dairy cattle, sheep, fruit and vegetables, wine, flowers), forestry (hard and softwoods, woodchipping), mining (coal, mineral sands, tin and tantalite), fisheries, manufacturing, commerce and tourism.
See the Parliament of Australia website
For supporting information, see Party Codes, Demographic Ratings and Seat Status.