Electoral district of Joondalup

Joondalup is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia. The district is located in the northern suburbs of Perth. Joondalup has tended to be a marginal seat.

Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
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Location of Joondalup (dark green) in the Perth metropolitan area
StateWestern Australia
Dates current1983–1989; 1996–present
MPEmily Hamilton
Electors28,171 (2019)
Area32 km2 (12.4 sq mi)
DemographicNorth Metropolitan


The district lies in Perth's outer north, taking in areas west of Lake Joondalup. The seat includes the suburbs of Connolly, Edgewater, Joondalup, Heathridge, Ocean Reef, Iluka as well as part of the suburb of Currambine .


Joondalup was first created for the 1983 state election when it was won by Labor candidate Jackie Watkins, who held the seat for two terms. Joondalup was abolished and replaced by the new seat of Wanneroo ahead of the 1989 state election, at which point Watkins became the member for Wanneroo.

The seat was recreated for the 1996 state election when it was won by Liberal Party candidate Chris Baker. Baker was defeated after one term by Labor candidate Tony O'Gorman at the 2001 state election. O'Gorman held the seat until he was defeated at the 2013 state election by Liberal candidate Jan Norberger. Norberger was unable to overcome the Labor landslide at the 2017 state election and was defeated by Labor candidate Emily Hamilton after only one term.

The district boundaries were redistributed in 2019 which saw the suburbs of Beldon and Mullaloo removed from Joondalup electoral district and Iluka and part of Joondalup were added.[1]

Members for JoondalupEdit

Joondalup (1983–1989)
Member Party Term
  Jackie Watkins Labor 1983–1989
Joondalup (1996–present)
Member Party Term
  Chris Baker Liberal 1996–2001
  Tony O'Gorman Labor 2001–2013
  Jan Norberger Liberal 2013–2017
  Emily Hamilton Labor 2017–present

Election resultsEdit

2017 Western Australian state election: Joondalup[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Jan Norberger 10,037 43.3 −13.1
Labor Emily Hamilton 9,423 40.6 +7.6
Greens Lisa Webb 2,009 8.7 +0.4
Independent Brian Brightman 703 3.0 +3.0
Christians Rex Host 387 1.7 −0.3
Family First Nicholas Hart 277 1.2 +0.8
Micro Business Peter Martin 185 0.8 +0.8
Matheson for WA Aaron Malloy 183 0.8 +0.8
Total formal votes 23,204 95.6 +1.8
Informal votes 1,070 4.4 −1.8
Turnout 24,274 88.3 −0.9
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Emily Hamilton 11,737 50.6 +11.0
Liberal Jan Norberger 11,460 49.4 −11.0
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +11.0


  1. ^ "State election boundary shake-up". Community News. 28 November 2019. Retrieved 24 February 2021.
  2. ^ Joondalup District Profile and Results, 2017 State General Election, WAEC.

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