2004 Profile of the division of Kalgoorlie

Updated: 29 September 2011


Western Australia

Name Derivation:

Named after the town of Kalgoorlie where gold was discovered in 1893.

Area and Location Description:

Kalgoorlie is a rural electorate which covers an area of approximately 2 295 354 sq km of Western Australia. The main towns are Broome, Boulder, Carnarvon, Coolgardie, Dampier, Derby, Esperance, Exmouth, Halls Creek, Kalbarri, Kalgoorlie, Karratha, Merredin, Newman, Norseman, Northampton, Port Hedland, Wiluna and Wyndham.

Map of Division:

Products/Industries of the Area:

Mainly arid land which is rich in mineral and ore deposits. Cattle and sheep are also grazed in some areas, fishing, tropical fruits and vegetables are also important industries.

First Proclaimed/Election:


Demographic Rating:



  • HAASE, B (LP) 1998–
  • CAMPBELL, G (ALP/IND) 1980–1998
  • COTTER, J F (LP) 1975–1980
  • COLLARD, F (ALP) 1961–1975
  • BROWNE, P G (LP) 1958–1961
  • JOHNSON, H V (ALP) 1940–1958
  • GREEN, A E (ALP) 1922–1940
  • FOLEY, G J (NAT) 1920–1922
  • MAHON, H (ALP) 1919–1920
  • HEITMAN, E E (NAT) 1917–1919
  • MAHON, H (ALP) 1913–1917
  • FRAZER, C E (ALP) 1903–1913
  • KIRWAN, W (FT) 1901–1903

Current Member Details:

See the Parliament of Australia website

AEC Divisional Office Address:

See Divisional Office Contact Details

2004 Federal Election Results:

  • Enrolment: 81 987
  • Informal Vote: 5.34%
  • Turnout: 83.53%
  • Seat Status: Fairly Safe Liberal
  • Two Party Preferred: LP: 56.3% | ALP: 43.7%

Further information:

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