Electoral district of Hurtle Vale

Hurtle Vale is a single-member electoral district for the South Australian House of Assembly, located in the southern suburbs of Adelaide. It was created by the redistribution conducted in 2016, and was contested for the first time at the 2018 state election.[3]

Hurtle Vale
South AustraliaHouse of Assembly
Electoral district of Hurtle Vale 2018.png
2018 boundaries shown green in Adelaide area
StateSouth Australia
MPNat Cook
PartyAustralian Labor Party
NamesakeSir James Hurtle Fisher
Electors26,093 (2018)[1]
Area20.61 km2 (8.0 sq mi)
Coordinates35°06′S 138°33′E / 35.1°S 138.55°E / -35.1; 138.55Coordinates: 35°06′S 138°33′E / 35.1°S 138.55°E / -35.1; 138.55
Electorates around Hurtle Vale:
Black Black Davenport
Reynell Hurtle Vale Davenport
Reynell Kaurna Heysen Kaurna Heysen
Electoral District map[2]

Hurtle Vale is a new electorate replacing the electoral district of Fisher. It is named after Sir James Hurtle Fisher, the same as its predecessor. Hurtle Vale is further southwest than Fisher was before the redistribution, with overlap only in the northeast of Hurtle Vale with the southwest of Fisher.[4] At the time of the redistribution, 9000 electors from Fisher remained in Hurtle Vale. 10,000 moved with the suburb of Morphett Vale from Reynell and smaller numbers from Mawson and Mitchell.[1]

At its creation, Hurtle Vale was projected to be notionally held by the Labor Party with a swing of 1.7% required to lose it.[3]:Appendix 12 Nat Cook, who won Fisher at a by-election in 2014 for Labor, won Hurtle Vale at the 2018 election.


At its creation, Hurtle Vale contained the suburbs of Old Reynella, Reynella East, Woodcroft as well as part of Happy Valley and Morphett Vale.[4]

Members for Hurtle ValeEdit

Member Party Term
  Nat Cook Labor 2018–present

Election resultsEdit

2018 South Australian state election: Hurtle Vale[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Nat Cook 9,668 42.0 +5.4
Liberal Aaron Duff 7,239 31.5 −4.5
SA-Best Michael O'Brien 3,648 15.9 +15.9
Greens Nikki Mortier 1,123 4.9 −1.8
Conservatives Bruce Malcolm 885 3.8 −4.4
Dignity Donovan Cresdee 446 1.9 +1.9
Total formal votes 23,009 95.3 −1.2
Informal votes 1,137 4.7 +1.2
Turnout 24,146 92.5 +3.6
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Nat Cook 12,726 55.3 +4.0
Liberal Aaron Duff 10,283 44.7 −4.0
Labor hold Swing +4.0


  1. ^ a b "Redistribution Report Appendices". 2016. p. Appendix 9. Retrieved 7 July 2017.
  2. ^ Electoral District of Hurtle Vale (Map). Electoral Commission of South Australia. 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Final Redistribution Report". South Australian Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission. Retrieved 7 July 2017.
  4. ^ a b Hurtle Vale (Map). South Australian Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  5. ^ State Election Results - District Results for Hurtle Vale, ECSA.