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Electoral district of Hinchinbrook

Hinchinbrook is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Queensland.

QueenslandLegislative Assembly
Map of the electoral district of Hinchinbrook, 2017.pdf
Map of the electoral district of Hinchinbrook, 2017
MPNick Dametto
PartyKatter's Australian Party
NamesakeHinchinbrook Island
Electors32,795 (2017)
Area12,694 km2 (4,901.2 sq mi)
Coordinates18°25′S 146°9′E / 18.417°S 146.150°E / -18.417; 146.150Coordinates: 18°25′S 146°9′E / 18.417°S 146.150°E / -18.417; 146.150
Electorates around Hinchinbrook:
Hill Hill Coral Sea
Traeger Hinchinbrook Coral Sea
Traeger Thuringowa Townsville
2008 map of Hinchinbrook

Originally primarily a rural electorate, the district in its present form is a narrow coastal strip running from just south of Tully to the northern fringes of Townsville. Prior to the 2017 redistribution Hinchinbrook had spanned just south of Innisfail and included the towns of Mission Beach and Tully. Hinchinbrook now includes the towns of Cardwell, Ingham, Lucinda and includes the Northern Beaches suburbs of Townsville such as Bushland Beach. The electorate was first contested in 1950 and until the 2017 election had been held by the Country Party and its successor parties continuously for over half a century.

Members for HinchinbrookEdit

Member Party Term
  Cecil Jesson Labor 1950–1960
  John Row Country 1960–1972
  Ted Row Country 1972–1974
  National 1974–1989
  Marc Rowell National 1989–2006
  Andrew Cripps National 2006–2008
  Liberal National 2008–2017
  Nick Dametto Katter's Australian 2017–present

Election resultsEdit

2017 Queensland state election: Hinchinbrook[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National Andrew Cripps 8,523 30.1 −7.6
One Nation Margaret Bell 6,232 22.0 +16.2
Katter's Australian Nick Dametto 5,929 20.9 +8.1
Labor Paul Jacob 5,384 19.0 −8.4
Independent Peter Raffles 1,316 4.7 +4.7
Greens Lyle Burness 917 3.2 +0.1
Total formal votes 28,301 95.9 −2.2
Informal votes 1,208 4.1 +2.2
Turnout 29,509 88.1 +3.5
Two-candidate-preferred result
Katter's Australian Nick Dametto 16,288 57.6 +57.6
Liberal National Andrew Cripps 12,013 42.5 −11.0
Katter's Australian gain from Liberal National Swing +11.0


External linksEdit

  • Green, Antony. "Electorate Profile". Australian Broadcasting Corporation.