2007 federal election: Profile of the Electoral Division of Leichhardt

Updated: 9 February 2011



Name Derivation:

Named after Friedrich Leichhardt 1813–48, explorer and scientist.

Area and Location Description:

Leichhardt covers an area of approximately 150 366 sq km from the Torres Strait Islands in the north to Cairns and Edmonton in the south. The main towns include Bamaga, Cairns, Cooktown, Kuranda, Mossman, Port Douglas, Thursday Island and Weipa.

Map of Division:

Products/Industries of the Area:

Sugar, tropical fruit, aquaculture, cattle, fishing, mining and tourism.

First Proclaimed/Election:


Demographic Rating:



  • Turnour, J (ALP) 2007–
  • Entsch, W (LP) 1996–2007
  • Dodd, P G (ALP) 1993–1996
  • Gayler, J (ALP) 1983–1993
  • Thomson, D S (NCP/NP) 1975–1983
  • Fulton, W J (ALP) 1958–1975
  • Bruce, H A (ALP) 1951–1958
  • Gilmore, T V (CP) 1949–1951

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 Leichhardt

Further information:

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