Profile of the electoral division of Bass (Tas)

Updated: 19 November 2019
State/Territory:
Tasmania
Date this name and boundary was gazetted:
14 November 2017
First election this name was used at:
1903 federal election
First election this boundary was used at:
2019 federal election
Maps and data
A4 map of the Division of Bass (2017) [PDF 10.97MB]
Map of the Division of Bass (2017) [PDF 5.94MB]
Download Tasmanian GIS data
Name Derivation:
Named in honour of George Bass, 1771–1803. Bass was a surgeon, scientist and explorer who was one of those responsible for the early geographical investigation of the Australian coast. Bass’ explorations included the islands in Bass Strait, the Tamar estuary, the Derwent estuary and Mount Wellington.
Area
7,975.96 sq km
Location description

The Division of Bass is located on Launceston and consists of the:

  • City of Launceston
  • Municipality of Dorset
  • Municipality of Flinders
  • Municipality of George Town
  • Municipality of West Tamar

The Division of Bass includes Flinders Island.

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
Previous members:
Former members for an electoral division of this name can be found by searching ‘Electoral divisions’ or ‘Members of the House of Representatives since 1901’ in the historical information section of the Parliamentary Handbook
AEC Divisional Office:
Divisional Office contact details
Further information:
2016 federal election – House of Representatives results for Bass
2013 federal election – House of Representatives results for Bass
2010 federal election – House of Representatives results for Bass
2007 federal election – House of Representatives results for Bass
2004 federal election – House of Representatives results for Bass
2016 divisional profile
For supporti 2013 divisional profile
For supporting information, see Party codes, demographic ratings and seat status.
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