2007 federal election: Profile of the Electoral Division of Richmond

Updated: 9 February 2011


New South Wales

Name Derivation:

Named after the area in which it is located.

Area and Location Description:

Richmond covers an area of approximately 2 756 sq km from the New South Wales/Queensland border in the north to Lennox Head and Skennars Head in the south. The main towns include Bangalow, Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay, Kingscliff, Lennox Head, Mullumbimby, Murwillumbah, Nimbin, Ocean Shores, Pottsville, Suffolk Park and Tweed Heads.

Map of Division:

Products/Industries of the Area:

Tourism, commercial fishing, agriculture including dairy, beef cattle, tropical fruits, sugarcane, coffee and macadamia nuts, sugar processing, timber, light engineering, boat building and cottage industries.

First Proclaimed/Election:


Demographic Rating:



  • Elliot, J (ALP) 2004–
  • Anthony, L (NP) 1996–2004
  • Newell, N J (ALP) 1990–1996
  • Blunt, C W (NP) 1984–1990
  • Anthony, J D (CP/NCP/NP) 1957–1984
  • Anthony, H L (CP) 1937–1957
  • Green, R F (CP) 1922–1937
  • Massey-Greene, W (LIB/NAT) 1910–1922
  • Ewing, T T (PROT) 1901–1910

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 Richmond

Further information:

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