2004 Profile of the division of Fisher

Updated: 29 September 2011



Name Derivation:

Named after Andrew Fisher 1862–1928, Prime Minister of Australia 1908–09, 1910–13 and 1914–15.

Area and Location Description:

Fisher covers an area of approximately 787 sq km with the eastern boundary taking in the southern and central Sunshine Coast beaches from Caloundra to Maroochydore and then heading west as far as the Caloundra City Council boundary embracing the towns of Mooloolah Valley, Maleny and Conondale. The main towns include Mooloolaba, Alexandra Headland, Buderim, part of Maroochydore, Eudlo, Conondale, Maleny, Mooloolah Valley, Kawana, Caloundra, Sippy Downs and Pelican Waters.

Map of Division:

Products/Industries of the Area:

Tourism is the major employer. Other industries include fishing, pineapples, orchard crops, poultry and flowers, dairy and cattle. The Sunshine Coast University is located at Sippy Downs.

First Proclaimed/Election:


Demographic Rating:



  • SLIPPER, P (LP) 1993–
  • LAVARCH, M H (ALP) 1987–1993
  • SLIPPER, P N (NP) 1984–1987
  • ADERMANN, A E (CP/NCP) 1972–1984
  • ADERMANN, C F (CP) 1949–1972

Current Member Details:

See the Parliament of Australia website

AEC Divisional Office Address:

See Divisional Office Contact Details

2004 Federal Election Results:

  • Enrolment: 85 985
  • Informal Vote: 5.36%
  • Turnout: 93.78%
  • Seat Status: Safe Liberal
  • Two Party Preferred: LP: 62.98% | ALP: 37.02%

Further information:

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