Commonwealth Electoral Division of Calare (NSW)

Updated: 3 November 2010

Boundary gazetted:

22 December 2009

Division name:



New South Wales


Current, boundary gazetted 22 December 2009 (former divisional profile)

Contact details:

Contact the Calare AEC divisional office

Name derivation:

Named after the Aboriginal name for the Lachlan River.

Size & location description:

Calare covers an area of approximately 30 526 sq km from Lithgow in the east to Tullamore in the west, Parkes Shire, Cabonne, Bathurst Regional and Lithgow City councils in the north to Forbes Shire, Blayney Shire and Oberon councils in the south. The main cities and towns include Bathurst, Blayney, Canowindra, Eugowra, Forbes, Lithgow, Molong, Oberon, Orange, Parkes, Peak Hill, Portland, Wallerawang and Yeoval.

Maps & GIS data:

Products/industries of the area:

Mining, mixed farming, fruit, timber, vineyards, meat and wool processing, transport, light engineering, white goods manufacturing, tertiary education services, agricultural and pastoral support.

First proclaimed/election:


Demographic rating:



  • Cobb, J (NP) 2007–
  • Andren, P (IND) 1996–2007
  • Simmons, D W (ALP) 1983–1996
  • MacKenzie, A J (NCP/NP) 1975–1983
  • England, J A (CP/NCP) 1960–1975
  • Howse, J B (LP) 1946–1960
  • Breen, J P (ALP) 1940–1946
  • Thorby, H V (CP) 1931–1940
  • Gibbons, G A (ALP) 1929–1931
  • Howse, N R (NAT) 1922–1929
  • Lavelle, T J (ALP) 1919–1922
  • Pigott, H R M (LIB/NAT) 1913–1919
  • Brown, T (ALP) 1906–1913

Current Member Details:

Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website

Further information:

For supporting information, see Party Codes, Demographic Ratings and Seat Status.