2007 federal election: Profile of the Electoral Division of Cook

Updated: 9 February 2011


New South Wales

Name Derivation:

Named after Captain James Cook 1728–79, the first European to discover the east coast of Australia in 1770.

Area and Location Description:

Cook covers an area of approximately 164 sq km from Kurnell and Cronulla in the east to Kirrawee and Jannali in the west and from Botany Bay and Georges River in the north to Garie Beach in the south including that part of the Royal National Park to the east of the Princes Hwy, Farnell Ave, Audley Road and Hacking River. Suburbs include Bundeena, Burraneer, Caringbah, Cronulla, Dolans Bay, Grays Point, Gymea, Gymea Bay, Kangaroo Point, Kareela, Kirrawee, Kurnell, Lilli Pilli, Maianbar, Miranda, Oyster Bay, Sylvania, Sylvania Waters, Taren Point, Woolooware, Yowie Bay and parts of Como, Jannali and Sutherland.

Map of Division:

Products/Industries of the Area:

Petroleum refineries at Kurnell, steel fabrication, pharmaceutical plant, boat building and oyster farming.

First Proclaimed/Election:


Demographic Rating:

Inner Metropolitan


  • Morrison, S (LP) 2007–
  • Baird, B (LP) 1998–2007
  • Mutch, S (LP) 1996–1998
  • Dobie, J D M (LP) 1975–1996
  • Thorburn, R W (ALP) 1972–1975
  • Dobie, J D M (LP) 1969–1972
  • Cope, J F (ALP) 1955–1969
  • Sheehan, T (ALP) 1937–1955
  • Garden, J S (ALP) 1934–1937
  • Riley, E C (ALP) 1922–1934
  • Catts, J H (ALP) 1906–1922

Current Member Details:

Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website

AEC Divisional Office Address:

Divisional Office Contact Details

2007 Federal Election Results:

House of Representatives results for Cook

Further information:

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