Electoral district of Landsborough

Landsborough was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Queensland from 1950 to 1992. The district was based on the Sunshine Coast.[1]

QueenslandLegislative Assembly
Dates current1950–1992

Landsborough was first created for the 1950 state election out of the districts of Murrumba and Stanley, the latter of which was abolished. The district was won by then Country Party leader Frank Nicklin, hitherto the member for Murrumba. Nicklin went on to serve as Premier of Queensland from 1957 to 1968. He retired at the 1972 state election and was succeeded by fellow Country Party candidate Mike Ahern. Ahern would also go on to become Queensland Premier from 1987 to 1989.

Ahern retired in 1990, triggering a by-election that was won by Liberal Party candidate Joan Sheldon. Like her two predecessors, Sheldon became leader of her party, assuming the role in 1991. Landsborough was abolished at the 1992 state election, and was divided between the new districts of Caloundra and Mooloolah, with parts also added to the existing district of Nicklin. Sheldon became the member for Caloundra and served as Deputy Premier from 1996 to 1998.

Members for LandsboroughEdit

Member Party Term
  Frank Nicklin Country 1950–1968
  Mike Ahern Country 1968–1974
  National 1974–1990
  Joan Sheldon Liberal 1990–1992

Election resultsEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Representatives of Queensland State Electorates 1860-2017" (PDF). Queensland Parliamentary Record 2012-2017: The 55th Parliament. Queensland Parliament. Archived from the original on 27 April 2020. Retrieved 27 April 2020.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)