Commonwealth Electoral Division of Barton (NSW)

Updated: 3 November 2010

Boundary gazetted:

22 December 2009

Division name:



New South Wales


Current, boundary gazetted 22 December 2009 (former divisional profile)

Contact details:

Contact the Barton AEC divisional office

Name derivation:

Named after Sir Edmund Barton (1849–1920), the first Prime Minister of Australia 1901–03.

Size & location description:

Barton covers an area of approximately 44 sq km from Cooks River and Cup and Saucer Creek in the north to the Georges River in the south, Botany Bay in the east and generally to Beverly Hills in the west. The main suburbs include Arncliffe, Banksia, Bardwell Valley, Beverley Park, Bexley, Bexley North, Brighton-Le-Sands, Carss Park, Dolls Point, Kogarah, Kogarah Bay, Kyeemagh, Monterey, Ramsgate, Ramsgate Beach, Rockdale, Sandringham, Sans Souci, Turrella, Wolli Creek and parts of Beverly Hills, Carlton, Earlwood and Kingsgrove.

Maps & GIS data:

Products/industries of the area:

Light manufacturing, commercial and retail industry, tourism, bakeries, chocolate making and health services.

First proclaimed/election:


Demographic rating:

Inner Metropolitan


  • McClelland, R (ALP) 1996–
  • Punch, G F (ALP) 1983–1996
  • Bradfield, J M (LP) 1975–1983
  • Reynolds, L J (ALP) 1969–1975
  • Arthur, W T (LP) 1966–1969
  • Reynolds, L J (ALP) 1958–1966
  • Evatt, H V (ALP) 1940–1958
  • Lane, A (UAP) 1931–1940
  • Tully, J T (ALP) 1928–1931
  • Ley, T J (NAT) 1925–1928
  • McDonald, F A (ALP) 1922–1925

Current Member Details:

Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website

Further information:

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