Yerrabi electorate

The Yerrabi electorate is one of the five electorates for the unicameral 25-member Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly. It elected five members at the 2016 ACT election.

Australian Capital TerritoryLegislative Assembly
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TerritoryAustralian Capital Territory
Electors59,892 (2020)
Area99 km2 (38.2 sq mi)
Coordinates35°10′55″S 149°7′44″E / 35.18194°S 149.12889°E / -35.18194; 149.12889Coordinates: 35°10′55″S 149°7′44″E / 35.18194°S 149.12889°E / -35.18194; 149.12889


Yerrabi was created in 2016, when the five-electorate, 25-member Hare-Clark electoral system was first introduced for the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Legislative Assembly, replacing the previous three-electorate, 17-member system. The word "Yerrabi" is derived from an Aboriginal word in the Ngunnawal language meaning "go", "walk" or "to leave",[1] and shares its name with Yerrabi Pond in Amaroo which is one of the main water features in the Gungahlin district.


The Yerrabi electorate comprises the entire district of Gungahlin, including the suburbs of Amaroo, Bonner, Casey, Crace, Forde, Franklin, Gungahlin, Harrison, Jacka, Moncrieff, Ngunnawal, Nicholls, Palmerston, Taylor, Throsby, the Belconnen district suburbs of Giralang and Kaleen and the Township of Hall.

When created in 2016 the Yerrabi electorate additionally included the Belconnen suburbs of Evatt, Lawson and McKellar, however following the 2019 electoral redistribution, these suburbs were transferred to the Ginninderra electorate for the 2020 ACT election,[2] making Yerrabi the smallest ACT electorate with an area of 99 km2.


Year Member Party Member Party Member Party Member Party Member Party
2016   Michael Pettersson Labor   Suzanne Orr Labor   Meegan Fitzharris Labor   James Milligan Liberal   Alistair Coe Liberal
20191   Deepak-Raj Gupta Labor
2020   Andrew Braddock Greens   Leanne Castley Liberal
20212   James Milligan Liberal

1Meegan Fitzharris (Labor) resigned on 8 July 2019. Deepak-Raj Gupta (Labor) was elected as her replacement on countback on 23 July 2019[3]
2Alistair Coe (Liberal) resigned on 12 March 2021. James Milligan (Liberal) was elected as his replacement on countback on 26 March 2021[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Electorates 2016 election". Elections ACT. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Electorates 2020 election". Elections ACT. Retrieved 21 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Casual vacancies in the ninth Legislative Assembly (2016-2020)". Australian Capital Territory Electoral Commission. 22 July 2019. Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  4. ^ "Casual vacancies in the tenth Legislative Assembly (2020-2024)". Australian Capital Territory Electoral Commission. 26 March 2021. Retrieved 2 April 2021.

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