2004 Profile of the division of Berowra

Updated: 29 September 2011


New South Wales

Name Derivation:

Named after the area in which it is located.

Area and Location Description:

Berowra covers an area of approximately 712 sq km from Brooklyn and the Hawkesbury River in the north, to Pennant Hills and Beecroft in the south west, Sydney and Newcastle Freeway, Cockle and Cowan Creeks in the east, Hawkesbury River, O'Haras Creek, New Line Road and Castle Hill Road in the west. The main suburbs include Arcadia, Asquith, Beecroft, Berowra, Brooklyn, Cheltenham, Cherrybrook, Cowan, Dangar Island, Galston, Glenorie, Hornsby, Lower Hawkesbury, Maroota, Middle Dural, Mount Colah, Mount Kuring-gai, Normanhurst, Pennant Hills, Sackville North, Thornleigh, Waitara, Westleigh and parts of Carlingford, Castle Hill, Cattai, Dural, Lower Portland, Wahroonga and Wisemans Ferry.

Map of Division:

Products/Industries of the Area:

Fishing and oyster farming from the Hawkesbury River area. Retail, service and various small industries including hobby farming, citrus fruit orchards, poultry farming, horticulture, and tourism.

First Proclaimed/Election:


Demographic Rating:

Outer Metropolitan


  • RUDDOCK, P (LP) 1993–
  • EDWARDS, H A (LP) 1972–1993
  • HUGHES, T E F (LP) 1969–1972

Current Member Details:

See the Parliament of Australia website

AEC Divisional Office Address:

See Divisional Office Contact Details

2004 Federal Election Results:

  • Enrolment: 87 078
  • Informal Vote: 5.59%
  • Turnout: 94.63%
  • Seat Status: Safe Liberal
  • Two Party Preferred: LP: 62.16% | ALP: 37.84%

Further information:

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