Division of Canberra
The Division of Canberra is an Australian electoral division in the Australian Capital Territory. It is named for the city of Canberra, Australia's national capital, and includes all of central Canberra, Kowen, Majura, as well as part of Weston Creek, Woden Valley, Molonglo Valley, Belconnen, and Jerrabomberra. It is currently held by Alicia Payne of the Labor Party.
Australian House of Representatives Division
|Area||312 km2 (120.5 sq mi)|
As of 2018, the division of Canberra includes Canberra Central, the Woden Valley suburbs of Curtin, Chifley, Garran and Hughes, the Belconnen suburbs of Aranda, Bruce, Cook, Giralang, Hawker, Kaleen, Lawson and Weetangera, the Jerrabomberra suburbs of Beard and Oaks Estate and the districts of Majura and Kowen.
The division was created in a redistribution of the former Division of Australian Capital Territory, gazetted on 19 April 1974. It originally encompassed the southern suburbs of Canberra, including the districts of Tuggeranong, Weston Creek and Woden Valley. It also generally included the land in the ACT south of the Molonglo River and Lake Burley Griffin, although at one time some suburbs in the inner south of the lake were includes in the now abolished division of Fraser. Later the division included Reid and Campbell and prior to the 2018 redistribution, it included Civic, Acton, Turner south of Haig Park and east of Sullivans Creek, Braddon south of Haig Park, Reid, Campbell and Pialligo. From 2016, the division included Norfolk Island.
In 2018, the Australian Electoral Commission announced substantial alterations to the boundaries of the electorate, due to the creation of a new seat (the Division of Bean) covering the majority of the Australian Capital Territory, centred on its south, as well as Norfolk Island. The new Division of Canberra only covers Canberra's inner suburbs, Majura and Kowen in the Territory's north-east, and parts of Woden Valley north of Hindmarsh Drive.
|Labor||18 May 1974 –
13 December 1975
|Previously held the Division of Australian Capital Territory. Served as minister under Whitlam. Lost seat|
|Liberal||13 December 1975 –
18 October 1980
|Labor||18 October 1980 –
30 January 1995
|Previously held the Australian Capital Territory House of Assembly seat of Canberra. Served as minister under Hawke and Keating. Resigned in order to retire from politics|
|Liberal||25 March 1995 –
2 March 1996
|Did not contest in 1996. Failed to win the Division of Namadgi. Later elected to the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly seat of Brindabella in 1998|
|Labor||2 March 1996 –
3 October 1998
|Previously a member of the Senate. Transferred to the Division of Fraser|
|Labor||3 October 1998 –
19 July 2010
|Previously held the Division of Namadgi. Retired|
|Labor||21 August 2010 –
11 April 2019
|Labor||18 May 2019 –
|United Australia||Greg De Maine||1,361||1.58||+1.58|
|Total formal votes||86,403||97.84||+0.13|
- "Map of Division of Canberra 2018" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. 2018. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
- "Map of the Federal electoral division of Fenner" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. January 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 March 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
- Whyte, Sally (6 April 2018). "ACT's new federal electorates revealed". The Sydney Morning Herald.
- Canberra, ACT, Tally Room 2019, Australian Electoral Commission.