2004 Profile of the division of Fowler

Updated: 29 September 2011


New South Wales

Name Derivation:

Named after Lilian Fowler 1887–1954, first woman alderman in New South Wales 1929–48 and first woman mayor in Australia 1938–39, Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly 1944–50.

Area and Location Description:

Fowler covers an area of approximately 47 sq km and extends from Georges River (Hume Highway) in the east, south to the M5 Freeway, into Liverpool Street, to Hoxton Park Road, west to Cartwright Avenue, then north along Banks Road to North Liverpool Road. The boundary continues west along North Liverpool Road to Cowpasture Road and then follows Cowpasture Road, north until Edensor Park Road where it goes east to Smithfield Road. The boundary continues north east along Smithfield Road then continues south east along Canley Vale Rd, then Northeast along Humphries Road, until Orphan School Creek which it follows to Prospect Creek. From Prospect Creek to Fairfield Street until Woodville Road, where it follows Woodville Road south until it comes to the Hume Highway. The boundary then follows the Hume Highway west until it crosses the Georges River. The main suburbs include Ashcroft, Bonnyrigg, Bonnyrigg Heights, Busby, Cabramatta, Cabramatta West, Canley Heights, Canley Vale, Carramar, Cartwright, Edensor Park, Fairfield East, Green Valley, Heckenberg, Lansvale, Liverpool, Mt Pritchard, Sadlier, St Johns Park, Villawood, Wakeley and Warwick Farm.

Map of Division:

Products/Industries of the Area:

The main industries are small business regional growth centre government departments and light manufacturing.

First Proclaimed/Election:


Demographic Rating:

Outer Metropolitan


  • IRWIN, J (ALP) 1998–
  • GRACE, T (ALP) 1984–1998

Current Member Details:

See the Parliament of Australia website

AEC Divisional Office Address:

See Divisional Office Contact Details

2004 Federal Election Results:

  • Enrolment: 82 885
  • Informal Vote: 9.11%
  • Turnout: 93.34%
  • Seat Status: Safe Labor
  • Two Party Preferred: LP: 28.64% |ALP: 71.36%

Further information:

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