2004 Profile of the division of Bennelong

Updated: 29 September 2011


New South Wales

Name Derivation:

Named after the Aboriginal man whom Governor Phillip befriended in 1789.

Area and Location Description:

Bennelong covers an area of approximately 53 sq km from Carlingford in the west to Chatswood West in the east, bounded by the Parramatta River in the south and the Lane Cove River in the north. The main suburbs include Epping, East Ryde, Eastwood, Gladesville, Macquarie Park, Marsfield, Meadowbank, Putney, North Ryde, Ryde and West Ryde.

Map of Division:

Products/Industries of the Area:

Light manufacturing, commercial and retail businesses.

First Proclaimed/Election:


Demographic Rating:

Inner Metropolitan


  • HOWARD, J (LP) 1974–
  • CRAMER, J O (LP) 1949–1974

Current Member Details:

See the Parliament of Australia website

AEC Divisional Office Address:

See Divisional Office Contact Details

2004 Federal Election Results:

  • Enrolment: 86 220
  • Informal Vote: 5.84%
  • Turnout: 94.61%
  • Seat Status: Marginal Liberal
  • Two Party Preferred: LP: 54.33% | ALP: 45.67%

Further information:

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