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The Division of Farrer is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales. The division was created in 1949 and is named for William Farrer, an agricultural scientist.

Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of FARRER 2016.png
Division of Farrer in New South Wales, as of the 2016 federal election.
MPSussan Ley
NamesakeWilliam Farrer
Electors115,659 (2019)
Area126,590 km2 (48,876.7 sq mi)

The division is located in the far south-western area of the state and includes Albury, Corowa, Narrandera, Leeton, Griffith, Deniliquin, Hay, Balranald and Wentworth.

The sitting member, since the 2001 election, is Sussan Ley, a member of the Liberal Party of Australia.[1]

It has always been a safe non-Labor seat, alternating between the Liberal Party and the National Party. All four of its members have gone on to serve in cabinet, most notably Tim Fischer, leader of the National Party from 1990 to 1999 and Deputy Prime Minister from 1996 to 1999 during the first half of the Howard Government.



Member Party Term
  David Fairbairn Liberal 1949–1975
  Wal Fife Liberal 1975–1984
  Tim Fischer National 1984–2001
  Sussan Ley Liberal 2001–present

Election resultsEdit

2019 Australian federal election: Farrer[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Sussan Ley 43,589 50.92 −6.95
Independent Kevin Mack 17,940 20.96 +20.96
Labor Kieran Drabsch 12,401 14.49 −3.62
Greens Dean Moss 3,839 4.48 −3.74
United Australia Michael Rose 3,553 4.15 +4.15
Sustainable Australia Ross Hamilton 1,200 1.40 +1.40
Christian Democrats Philip Langfield 1,123 1.31 −2.29
Independent Brian Mills 1,027 1.20 −3.08
Liberal Democrats Mark Ellis 938 1.10 +1.10
Total formal votes 85,610 90.83 −2.77
Informal votes 8,646 9.17 +2.77
Turnout 94,256 81.49 −11.14
Two-candidate-preferred result
Liberal Sussan Ley 52,186 61.00 +61.00
Independent Kevin Mack 33,367 39.00 +39.00

Results are not final. Last updated 7:30pm AEST on 20 May 2019.


  1. ^ Johnston, David (31 January 2013). "Ley now the third longest serving in Farrer". The Border Mail. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
  2. ^ Farrer, NSW, Tally Room 2019, Australian Electoral Commission.

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