Electoral district of Kaurna

Kaurna is a single-member electoral district for the South Australian House of Assembly. Named after the Kaurna aboriginal tribe which originally inhabited the Adelaide plains, it is a 44.7 km² semi-urban electorate on Adelaide's far-southern beaches, taking in the suburbs of Hackham, Huntfield Heights, Maslin Beach, Moana, Noarlunga Downs, Old Noarlunga, Port Noarlunga South, Seaford, Seaford Heights, Seaford Meadows and Seaford Rise, as well as part of Onkaparinga Hills. It is one of only two state districts named after South Australia's indigenous people (the other being the electoral district of Narungga).

South AustraliaHouse of Assembly
Map of Adelaide, South Australia with electoral district of Kaurna highlighted
Electoral district of Kaurna (green) in the Greater Adelaide area
StateSouth Australia
MPChris Picton
PartyAustralian Labor Party (SA)
NamesakeKaurna people
Electors26,254 (2018)
Area44.69 km2 (17.3 sq mi)
Coordinates35°13′44″S 138°28′12″E / 35.22889°S 138.47000°E / -35.22889; 138.47000Coordinates: 35°13′44″S 138°28′12″E / 35.22889°S 138.47000°E / -35.22889; 138.47000
Electorates around Kaurna:
Gulf St Vincent Reynell Hurtle Vale
Gulf St Vincent Kaurna Heysen
Gulf St Vincent Mawson Heysen Mawson
Electoral District map[1]


Replacing the abolished seat of Baudin, Kaurna was created in the 1991 electoral distribution as a marginal Labor seat. It was first contested at the 1993 election, where it was won by Liberal candidate Lorraine Rosenberg as part of a large swing throughout the state. However, she was swept away at the 1997 election, with John Hill reclaiming the seat for Labor. For most of the time since then, it has been a fairly safe to safe Labor seat, as its predecessor Baudin had been for most of its existence.

He resigned from parliament at the 2014 election, replaced by Labor's Chris Picton.

Members for KaurnaEdit

Member Party Term
  Lorraine Rosenberg Liberal 1993–1997
  John Hill Labor 1997–2014
  Chris Picton Labor 2014–present

Election resultsEdit

2018 South Australian state election: Kaurna[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Chris Picton 13,162 57.6 +10.9
Liberal Simon McMahon 7,342 32.1 +0.5
Greens Sean Cullen-MacAskill 2,358 10.3 +1.7
Total formal votes 22,862 95.7 −0.9
Informal votes 1,025 4.3 +0.9
Turnout 23,887 91.0 +7.8
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Chris Picton 14,843 64.9 +5.7
Liberal Simon McMahon 8,019 35.1 −5.7
Labor hold Swing +5.7


  1. ^ Electoral District of Kaurna (Map). Electoral Commission of South Australia. 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  2. ^ State Election Results - District Results for Kaurna, ECSA.