2007 federal election: Profile of the Electoral Division of Petrie

Updated: 9 February 2011



Name Derivation:

Named after Andrew Petrie 1798–1872, a noted civil engineer, pioneer, explorer and the first free settler in Brisbane 1837.

Area and Location Description:

Petrie covers an area of approximately 127 sq km from the northern Brisbane suburbs to the City of Redcliffe on Moreton Bay. It takes in parts of the local government areas of Brisbane City, all of the Redcliffe City area and part of Pine Rivers Shire. The main suburbs of the City of Brisbane include: Bald Hills, Bracken Ridge, Bridgeman Downs, Carseldine, Chermside West, Fitzgibbon, McDowall and parts of Aspley, Everton Park and Stafford Heights. The suburbs of the City of Redcliffe include Clontarf, Kippa-Ring, Margate, Redcliffe, Rothwell, Scarborough and Woody Point. Other areas include part of Mango Hill and Griffin in Pine Rivers Shire.

Map of Division:

Products/Industries of the Area:

The area is mainly residential with some light industrial and commercial activities.

First Proclaimed/Election:


Demographic Rating:

Outer Metropolitan


  • D'Ath, Y (ALP) 2007–
  • Gambaro, T (LP) 1996–2007
  • Johns, G T (ALP) 1987–1996
  • Hodges, J C (LP) 1984–1987
  • Wells, D M (ALP) 1983–1984
  • Hodges, J C (LP) 1974–1983
  • Cooke, N M (LP) 1972–1974
  • Hulme, A S (LP) 1963–1972
  • O'Brien, R C (ALP) 1961–1963
  • Hulme, A S (LP) 1949–1961

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 Petrie

Further information:

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