2004 Profile of the division of Mackellar

Updated: 9 February 2011


New South Wales

Name Derivation:

Named after Dorothea Mackellar 1885–1968, a famous Australian poet and novelist.

Area and Location Description:

Mackellar covers an area of approximately 229 sq km from the northern part of Palm Beach, south to Dee Why and west to Duffys Forest. The main suburbs include Avalon, Bayview, Beacon Hill, Belrose, Bilgola, Church Point, Collaroy, Davidson, Dee Why, Elanora, Frenchs Forest, Mona Vale, Narrabeen, Newport, Palm Beach and Terrey Hills.

Map of Division:

Products/Industries of the Area:

Light manufacturing, service industries, commercial wholesale and retail trades and tourism.

First Proclaimed/Election:


Demographic Rating:

Outer Metropolitan


  • BISHOP, B (LP) 1994–
  • CARLTON, J J (LP) 1977–1994
  • WENTWORTH, W C (LP/IND) 1949–1977

Current Member Details:

See the Parliament of Australia website

AEC Divisional Office Address:

See Divisional Office Contact Details

2004 Federal Election Results:

  • Enrolment: 87 191
  • Informal Vote: 4.76%
  • Turnout: 94.16%
  • Seat Status: Safe Liberal
  • Two Party Preferred: LP: 65.75% | ALP: 34.25%

Further information:

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