2007 federal election: Profile of the Electoral Division of Wentworth

Updated: 9 February 2011


New South Wales

Name Derivation:

Named after William Charles Wentworth 1790–1872, a noted Australian explorer and statesman. He accompanied Blaxland and Lawson on their crossing of the Blue Mountains.

Area and Location Description:

Wentworth covers an area of approximately 30 sq km from Woolloomooloo Bay along the southern shore of Sydney Harbour to Watson's Bay and down the coast to Clovelly. The western boundary runs along South Dowling Street, Flinders Street, Oxford Street, Riley Street, Boomerang Place, Haig Lane, Sir John Young Crescent, Lincoln Crescent and Woolloomooloo Bay. The main suburbs include Bellevue Hill, Bondi, Bondi Beach, Bondi Junction, Bronte, Centennial Park, Darling Point, Dover Heights, Double Bay, Edgecliff, Elizabeth Bay, North Bondi, Paddington, Point Piper, Queens Park, Rose Bay, Rushcutters Bay, Tamarama, Vaucluse, Watson's Bay, Waverley, Woollahra and parts of Clovelly, Darlinghurst, Moore Park, Randwick and Woolloomooloo. In terms of area, the division of Wentworth is the smallest division in Australia.

Map of Division:

Products/Industries of the Area:

Finance, property, service, wholesale and retail trade, tourism, education, sport and recreation.

First Proclaimed/Election:


Demographic Rating:

Inner Metropolitan


  • Turnbull, M (LP) 2004–
  • King, P (LP) 2001–2004
  • Thomson, A (LP) 1995–2001
  • Hewson, J (LP) 1987–1995
  • Coleman, P (LP) 1981–1987
  • Ellicott, R J (LP) 1974–1981
  • Bury, L H E (LP) 1956–1974
  • Harrison, E J (UAP/LP) 1931–1956
  • Marks, W M (NP) 1919–1931
  • Kelly, W H (FT/ANTI-SOC/LIB/NAT) 1903–1919
  • McMillan, W (FT) 1901–1903

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 Wentworth

Further information:

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