2016 federal election: profile of the electoral division of Mackellar (NSW)

Updated: 5 July 2016
New South Wales
Date this name and boundary was gazetted:
25 February 2016
First election for this name and boundary:
2016 federal election
Maps of Division
Name derivation:
Named after Dorothea Mackellar (1885–1968), a famous Australian poet and novelist.
233 sq km
Location Description:
Mackellar covers an area from the northern part of Palm Beach, south to Dee Why and west to Duffys Forest. The main suburbs include Avalon, Bayview, Beacon Hill, Belrose, Bilgola Plateau, Church Point, Clareville, Collaroy, Cottage Point, Cromer, Davidson, Dee Why, Duffys Forest, Frenchs Forest (part), Forestville (part), Ingleside, Ku-Ring-Gai Chase, Mona Vale, Morning Bay, Narrabeen, Narraweena, Newport, Palm Beach, Scotland Island, Terrey Hills and Warriewood.
Products/industries of the area:
Light manufacturing, service industries, commercial wholesale and retail trades and tourism.
First proclaimed/election:
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
  • Bishop, B (LP) 1994–
  • Carlton, J J (LP) 1977–1994
  • Wentworth, W C (LP/IND) 1949–1977
AEC contact:
Divisional Office contact details
Further information: