Named in honour of Sir Edward Nicholas Coventry Braddon KCMG, 1829–1904, who was an active member of the Constitutional Conventions that led to the Commonwealth of Australia. Between 1901 and 1904 Sir Edward Braddon was elected as one of the first Members of the House of Representatives as a member for Tasmania and later for the Division of Wilmot. Prior to this, Sir Edward Braddon served as Agent-General for Tasmania and was a member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly and Premier of Tasmania.
21,369.24 sq km
The Division of Braddon is focused on Burnie and Devonport and also consists of the:
City of Burnie
Municipality of Central Coast
Municipality of Circular Head
City of Devonport
Municipality of King Island
Municipality of Latrobe
Municipality of Waratah-Wynard, and
Municipality of West Coast
The Division of Braddon includes King Island.
Rural – outside capital cities and without majority of enrolment in major provincial cities.
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
The AEC acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters, culture and community. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.