Commonwealth Electoral Division of Bowman (Qld)

Updated: 24 October 2011

Boundary gazetted:

15 December 2009

Division name:





Current, boundary gazetted 15 December 2009 (former divisional profile)

Contact details:

Contact the Bowman AEC divisional office

Name derivation:

Named after David Bowman (1860–1916), a Member of the Queensland Parliament 1904–16.

Size & location description:

Bowman covers an area of approximately 537 sq km from Thorneside in the north to Redland Bay in the south and includes the islands of Coochiemudlo, Lamb, Karragara, Macleay, Russell and North Stradbroke. The main suburbs include Alexandra Hills, Birkdale, Capalaba, Cleveland, Mount Cotton, Ormiston, Redland Bay, Sheldon, Thorneside, Thornlands, Victoria Point and Wellington Point.

Maps & GIS data:

Products/industries of the area:

Farming, retail and industrial activities. Tourism on the Islands and a Winery at Mount Cotton.

First proclaimed/election:


Demographic rating:

Outer Metropolitan


  • Laming, A (LP) 2004–
  • Sciacca, C (ALP) 1998–2004
  • West, A (LP) 1996–1998
  • Sciacca, C A (ALP) 1987–1996
  • Keogh, L J (ALP) 1983–1987
  • Jull, D F (LP) 1975–1983
  • Keogh, L J (ALP) 1969–1975
  • Gibbs, W T (LP) 1963–1969
  • CoMBer, J (ALP) 1961–1963
  • McColm, M L (LP) 1949–1961

Current Member Details:

Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website

Further information:

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