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The Division of Hinkler is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. The division was created in 1984 and is named after Bert Hinkler, the great pioneer Australian aviator.

Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Hinkler 2019.png
Division of Hinkler in Queensland, as of the 2019 federal election.
MPKeith Pitt
PartyLiberal National
NamesakeBert Hinkler
Electors107,761 (2019)
Area3,504 km2 (1,352.9 sq mi)

The seat is located in coastal Queensland, including the towns of Bundaberg, Hervey Bay, Childers, Gayndah and Monto.

The electoral division had previously centred on Gladstone and its surrounding area. On those boundaries, it was a marginal seat that traded hands between the Australian Labor Party and the National Party of Australia. However, after a redistribution in 2006, the Gladstone area, a Labor bastion, was transferred to the Division of Flynn. This seemingly consolidated the Nationals' hold on the seat. While National incumbent Paul Neville was nearly swept out in 2007 due in part to Queensland swinging heavily to Labor under Kevin Rudd, he survived in part due to Gladstone being replaced with conservative-leaning Hervey Bay. he was reelected with a large enough swing in 2010 to turn Hinkler into a safe seat for the merged Liberal National Party.



Member Party Term
  Bryan Conquest National 1984–1987
  Brian Courtice Labor 1987–1993
  Paul Neville National 1993–2010
  Liberal National 2010–2013
  Keith Pitt Liberal National 2013–present

Election resultsEdit

Hervey Bay and Great Sandy Strait from orbit
2019 Australian federal election: Hinkler[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National Keith Pitt 38,291 45.99 +2.20
Labor Richard Pascoe 19,358 23.25 −3.44
One Nation Damian Huxham 12,264 14.73 −4.43
United Australia Joseph Ellul 3,689 4.43 +4.43
Greens Anne Jackson 2,983 3.58 −0.37
Independent Moe Turaga 2,381 2.86 +2.86
Conservative National Aaron Erskine 1,307 1.57 +1.57
Animal Justice Amy Byrnes 1,171 1.41 +1.41
Independent David Norman 1,155 1.39 +1.39
Independent Adrian Wone 656 0.79 +0.79
Total formal votes 83,255 94.28 −2.96
Informal votes 6,793 7.69 +2.96
Turnout 88,308 81.95 −10.25
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Keith Pitt 53,575 64.35 +5.97
Labor Richard Pascoe 29,680 35.65 −5.97

Results are not final. Last updated 8:15pm AEST on 22 May 2019.


  1. ^ Hinkler, QLD, Tally Room 2019, Australian Electoral Commission.

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