2004 Profile of the division of Shortland

Updated: 30 September 2011


New South Wales

Name Derivation:

Named after Naval Lieutenant John Shortland 1769–1810 who discovered coal near Newcastle.

Area and Location Description:

Shortland covers an area of approximately 304 sq km from Charlestown in the north to Norah Head in the south and is bounded on the east by the Pacific Ocean and on the west by Lake Macquarie, the Pacific Highway, Wallarah Rd, Gorokan and the Canton Beach Foreshore. The main suburbs include Belmont, Budgewoi, Catherine Hill Bay, Caves Beach, Chain Valley Bay, Charlestown, Doyalson, Dudley, Eleebana, Floraville, Gateshead, Gorokan, Gwandalan, Halekulani, Jewells, Kahibah, Lake Haven, Lake Munmorah, Mannering Park, Norah Head, Noraville, Nords Wharf, Redhead, San Remo, Summerland Point, Swansea, Tingira Heights, Toukley, Valentine, Whitebridge and Windale.

Map of Division:

Products/Industries of the Area:

Coal mining, tourism, fishing, power stations, building industry and poultry farming.

First Proclaimed/Election:


Demographic Rating:



  • HALL, J (ALP) 1998–
  • MORRIS, P (ALP) 1972–1998
  • GRIFFITHS, C E (ALP) 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: 88 088
  • Informal Vote: 4.62%
  • Turnout: 95.54%
  • Seat Status: Fairly Safe Labor
  • Two Party Preferred: LP: 40.51% | ALP: 59.49%

Further information:

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