2004 Profile of the division of Macquarie

Updated: 9 February 2011


New South Wales

Name Derivation:

Named after Governor Lachlan Macquarie 1761–1824, Governor of New South Wales 1810–21.

Area and Location Description:

Macquarie covers an area of approximately 4 197 sq km from the Hawkesbury River in the east, to the Wollemi and Yengo National Parks in the north and the Blue Mountains in the west. The main towns include Blackheath, Katoomba, Kurrajong, Mount Victoria, Richmond, Springwood, Wentworth Falls and Windsor.

Map of Division:

Products/Industries of the Area:

Wool, fat lambs, cattle, timber-milling, tourism, orchards, dairying, turf farming, mushroom farming, market gardens, arts & crafts, poultry farming, horse breeding & training, small manufacturers and the Richmond RAAF Base.

First Proclaimed/Election:


Demographic Rating:

Outer Metropolitan


  • BARTLETT, K (LP) 1996–
  • DEAHM, M J (ALP) 1993–1996
  • WEBSTER, A (LP) 1984–1993
  • FREE, R V (ALP) 1980–1984
  • GILLARD, R (LP) 1975–1980
  • LUCHETTI, A S (ALP) 1951–1975
  • CHIFLEY, J B (ALP) 1940–1951
  • LAWSON, J N (UAP) 1931–1940
  • CHIFLEY, J B (ALP) 1928–1931
  • MANNING, A G (NAT) 1922–1928
  • NICHOLLS, S R (ALP) 1917–1922
  • CARR, E S (ALP) 1906–1917
  • SMITH, S (FT) 1901–1906

Current Member Details:

See the Parliament of Australia website

AEC Divisional Office Address:

See Divisional Office Contact Details

2004 Federal Election Results:

  • Enrolment: 87 517
  • Informal Vote: 5.28%
  • Turnout: 95.16%
  • Seat Status: Fairly Safe Liberal
  • Two Party Preferred: LP: 58.92% | ALP: 41.08%

Further information:

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