2004 Profile of the division of Fairfax

Updated: 29 September 2011



Name Derivation:

Named after Ruth Fairfax 1878–1948, a founder of the Country Women's Association and its first Queensland president.

Area and Location Description:

Fairfax covers an area of approximately 1 880 sq km taking in the whole of the Noosa Shire and part of the Maroochy Shire. The main towns include Coolum Beach, Cooroy, Eumundi, Kenilworth, part of Maroochydore, Nambour, Noosa, Palmwoods, Pomona, Tewantin, Woombye and Yandina.

Map of Division:

Products/Industries of the Area:

Avocados, ginger, sugar cane, fruit juice, various tropical and exotic fruits, gold, timber and tourism.

First Proclaimed/Election:


Demographic Rating:



  • SOMLYAY, A (LP) 1990–
  • ADERMANN, A E (NP) 1984–1990

Current Member Details:

See the Parliament of Australia website

AEC Divisional Office Address:

See Divisional Office Contact Details

2004 Federal Election Results:

  • Enrolment: 84 401
  • Informal Vote: 5.26%
  • Turnout: 93.44%
  • Seat Status: Safe Liberal
  • Two Party Preferred: LP: 60.83% | ALP: 39.17%

Further information:

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