2007 federal election: Profile of the Electoral Division of Hinkler

Updated: 9 February 2011



Name Derivation:

Named after Bert Hinkler 1892–1933, pioneer aviator. First person to fly solo from England to Australia 1928.

Area and Location Description:

Hinkler covers an area of approximately 6 999 sq km from the Burnett River at Burnett Heads in the north, to Biggenden Shire in the west and to Woocoo and Hervey Bay City shires in the south. The major population centres are Bundaberg and Hervey Bay. Other towns include Bargara, Biggenden and Childers.

Map of Division:

Products/Industries of the Area:

Sugar, small crops including tomatoes, avocados and zucchinis, timber, Bundaberg Rum, fishing and scallop industries and tourism.

First Proclaimed/Election:


Demographic Rating:



  • Neville, P (NP) 1993–
  • Courtice, B W (ALP) 1987–1993
  • Conquest, B J (NP) 1984–1987

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 Hinkler

Further information:

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