Profile of the electoral division of Banks (NSW)

Updated: 02 April 2019
New South Wales
Date this name and boundary was gazetted:
25 February 2016
First election this name was used at:
1949 federal election
First election this boundary was used at:
2016 federal election
Maps of Division
Name derivation:
Named in honour of Sir Joseph Banks, 1743–1820. Banks was a botanist who accompanied Captain Cook on his voyage to Australia in 1770 and recorded his general impressions of the Australian east coast, noting plants, insects, molluscs, reptiles, birds, fish, quadrupeds, etc. as well as Aboriginal customs.
53 sq km
Location Description:
Banks is bound by the Georges River in the south and west, the South Western Motorway in the north and King Georges Road, the Illawarra railway line, Jubilee Avenue the Princes Highway and Terry Street in the east. The main suburbs include Allawah, Carlton (part), Connells Point, East Hills, Lugarno, Mortdale, Oatley, Panania, Padstow, Padstow Heights, Hurstville Grove, Picnic Point, Revesby, Riverwood and South Hurstville.
This description reflects local government areas in existence in 2015.
Products/industries of the area:
Light manufacturing, commercial and service industries.

Demographic rating:
Inner Metropolitan – situated in capital cities and consisting of well-established built-up suburbs.
Current member details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
  • Coleman, D (LP) 2013–
  • Melham, D (ALP) 1990–2013
  • Mountford, J G (ALP) 1980–1990
  • Martin, V J (ALP) 1969–1980
  • Costa, D E (ALP) 1949–1969
AEC contact:
Divisional Office contact details
Further information:
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