Profile of the electoral division of Herbert (Qld)

Updated: 9 July 2019
Date this name and boundary was gazetted:
27 March 2018
First election this name was used at:
1901 federal election
First election this boundary was used at:
2019 federal election
Maps and data
A4 map of the electoral division of Herbert (2018) [PDF 4.06MB]
Map of the Division of Herbert (2017) [PDF 4.06MB]
Download Queensland GIS data
Name Derivation:
Named in honour of Sir Robert George Wyndham Herbert, 1831–1905, the first Premier of Queensland (1859–66).
941 sq km
Location description

The Division of Herbert consists of:

  • Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council,
  • part of Hinchinbrook Shire Council, and
  • part of the Townsville City Council.
Products/Industries of the Area:
Copper, nickel and zinc refineries, bulk sugar terminal, and tropical fruits, prawn and fishing industry, beef cattle and tourism. Townsville, noted for its port facilities, is also home to James Cook University, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and large defence establishments at Lavarack Barracks (Army) and Garbutt (RAAF).
Demographic Rating:
Provincial – outside capital cities, but with a majority of enrolment in major provincial cities
Current member details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
O'Toole, C (ALP) 2016–
Jones, E (LNQ) 2010–2016
Lindsay, P (LP) 1996–2010
Lindsay, E J (ALP) 1983–1996
Dean, A G (LP) 1977–1983
Bonnett, R N (LP) 1966–1977
Harding, E W (ALP) 1961–1966
Murray, J (LP) 1958–1961
Edmonds, W F (ALP) 1946–1958
Martens, G W (ALP/FLP) 1928–1946
Nott, L W (NAT) 1925–1928
Bamford, F W (ALP/NAT) 1901–1925
AEC Divisional Office:
Divisional Office contact details
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