2007 federal election: Profile of the Electoral Division of Lowe

Updated: 9 February 2011


New South Wales

Name Derivation:

Named after Robert Lowe (later Viscount Sherbrooke) 1811–92, who advocated the discontinuance of the transportation of convicts to New South Wales.

Area and Location Description:

Lowe covers an area of approximately 39 sq km from the Parramatta River in the north, Drummoyne and Rodd Point in the east, Croydon Park and Strathfield South in the south, Strathfield and Flemington in the west. The main suburbs include Abbotsford, Breakfast Point, Burwood, Burwood Heights, Cabarita, Canada Bay, Chiswick, Concord, Concord West, Croydon (part), Croydon Park (part), Drummoyne, Enfield, Five Dock, Homebush, Homebush West, Liberty Grove, Mortlake, North Strathfield, Rhodes, Rodd Point, Russell Lea, Strathfield, Strathfield South and Wareemba.

Map of Division:

Products/Industries of the Area:

Wholesale and retail trades, including Sydney Markets. The area is noted for large numbers of nursing homes and private schools.

First Proclaimed/Election:


Demographic Rating:

Inner Metropolitan


  • Murphy, J (ALP) 1998–
  • Zammit, P (LP) 1996–1998
  • Easson, M (ALP) 1993–1996
  • Woods, R (LP) 1987–1993
  • Maher, M J (ALP) 1982–1987
  • McMahon, W (LP) 1949–1982

Current Member Details:

Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website

AEC Divisional Office Address:

Divisional Office Contact Details

2007 Federal Election Results:

House of Representatives results for Lowe

Further information:

For supporting information, see Party Codes, Demographic Ratings and Seat Status.