Division of Moore

The Division of Moore is an Australian electoral division in the state of Western Australia.

Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Moore in Western Australia, as of the 2016 federal election.
MPIan Goodenough
NamesakeGeorge Fletcher Moore
Electors101,524 (2019)
Area90 km2 (34.7 sq mi)
DemographicOuter Metropolitan


George Fletcher Moore, the division's namesake

The Division was named after George Fletcher Moore, the first Advocate-General of Western Australia, and is at present a safe Liberal seat held by Ian Goodenough since the 2013 federal election, having changed significantly throughout its history in both geographical area and in political character.

Due to significant demographic change, the seat's boundaries and constituency has evolved considerably since it was proclaimed at the 11 May 1949 redistribution. At that time, it was basically a rural electorate, which included parts of the Wheatbelt along the Indian Ocean coast to the north and east of Perth, the state capital — a similar region to that presently covered by the state seat of Moore. At the 1949 election, it was won by the Country Party. The seat maintained its rural character over the years, even though construction of the northern suburbs of Perth from the 1960s onwards meant that its southern boundary was eventually sited inside the urban fringe.

The 28 February 1980 redistribution moved much of the electorate's rural hinterland into the new seat of O'Connor, and the creation of Cowan four years later, in the suburbs north of Reid Highway to Whitfords Avenue, meant that Moore was transformed into a safe Labor seat, with a population centred on Midland, but still including the shires of Chittering, Gingin and Dandaragan to the north.

The creation of Pearce at the 31 March 1989 redistribution pushed Moore into the now heavily urban and relatively affluent coastal areas north of the Reid Highway, removing areas like Midland and Beechboro completely, and making it a notionally Liberal seat.[1] The Liberals won it at the 1990 election and have held it ever since, apart from the period between the 1996 and 1998 federal elections, when the member, Paul Filing, was disendorsed by the Liberal Party and was elected as an Independent. The Liberal candidate, Mal Washer, regained the seat for his party at the 1998 election.


The seat presently contains the majority of the City of Joondalup, in the northwest metropolitan area of Perth. Suburbs presently included are:[2]


Image Member Party Term Notes
    Hugh Leslie
Country 10 December 1949
22 November 1958
Previously held the Western Australian Legislative Assembly seat of Mount Marshall. Lost seat
    Hugh Halbert
Liberal 22 November 1958
9 December 1961
Lost seat
    Hugh Leslie
Country 9 December 1961
1 November 1963
    Don Maisey
Country 30 November 1963
18 May 1974
Lost seat
    John Hyde
Liberal 18 May 1974
5 March 1983
Lost seat
    Allen Blanchard
Labor 5 March 1983
24 March 1990
Lost seat
    Paul Filing
Liberal 24 March 1990
Lost seat
  Independent 1995 –
3 October 1998
    Mal Washer
Liberal 3 October 1998
5 August 2013
    Ian Goodenough
Liberal 7 September 2013

Election resultsEdit

2019 Australian federal election: Moore[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Ian Goodenough 45,503 51.25 −3.73
Labor Tony O'Gorman 21,760 24.51 −4.18
Greens Daniel Vujcich 10,735 12.09 −0.59
One Nation Tyler Walsh 4,113 4.63 +4.63
Independent Ziggi Murphy 2,390 2.69 +2.69
United Australia Rod Chilcott 1,591 1.79 +1.79
Western Australia Jen Jacobs 1,428 1.61 +1.61
Christians Rex Host 1,259 1.42 −2.23
Total formal votes 88,779 94.92 −1.88
Informal votes 4,748 5.08 +1.88
Turnout 93,527 92.12 +1.58
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Ian Goodenough 54,735 61.65 +0.63
Labor Tony O'Gorman 34,044 38.35 −0.63
Liberal hold Swing +0.63


  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 23 July 2008. Retrieved 1 August 2008.
  2. ^ "Profile of the electoral division of Moore (WA)". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 April 2016.
  3. ^ Moore, WA, Tally Room 2019, Australian Electoral Commission.

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Coordinates: 31°44′20″S 115°45′29″E / 31.739°S 115.758°E / -31.739; 115.758