Electoral district of Rockingham

Rockingham is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia.

Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
Location of Rockingham (dark green) in the Perth metropolitan area
StateWestern Australia
Dates current1974–present
MPMark McGowan
Electors27,975 (2019)
Area48 km2 (18.5 sq mi)
DemographicSouth Metropolitan

The district is located in the outer south-western suburbs of Perth.

Rockingham has been held at all times by the Labor Party.


The electorate is a compact, urban district centred on the coastal community of Rockingham, a satellite suburb to the south-west of Perth. The district also takes in the neighbouring suburbs of Peron, Shoalwater, Safety Bay, as well as parts of Cooloongup, East Rockingham and Waikiki. The district also includes Garden Island.

Members for RockinghamEdit

Member Party Term
  Michael Barnett Labor 1974–1996
  Mark McGowan Labor 1996–present

Election resultsEdit

2017 Western Australian state election: Rockingham[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Mark McGowan 13,576 61.6 +5.2
Liberal Wendy Baumann 3,965 18.0 −14.5
One Nation James Omalley 1,915 8.7 +8.7
Greens James Mumme 1,605 7.3 +1.2
Independent Craig Buchanan 433 2.0 +2.0
Christians Sylvia Stonehouse 413 1.9 −0.2
Micro Business Mark Charles 147 0.7 +0.7
Total formal votes 22,054 95.7 +1.7
Informal votes 998 4.3 −1.7
Turnout 23,052 85.6 −1.5
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Mark McGowan 16,174 73.4 +10.2
Liberal Wendy Baumann 5,869 26.6 −10.2
Labor hold Swing +10.2


  1. ^ Rockingham District Profile and Results, 2017 State General Election, WAEC.