Commonwealth Electoral Division of Capricornia (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 Capricornia AEC divisional office

Name derivation:

Named after a district name apparently originating from the fact that the Tropic of Capricorn passes through the area.

Size & location description:

Capricornia covers an area of approximately 91 049 sq km from Collinsville in the north, the Capricornia Coast in the east and the Shire of Belyando in the west. The City of Rockhampton and the towns of Collinsville, Dysart, Emu Park, Glenden, Marlborough, Mirani, Moranbah, Nebo, St Lawrence, Sarina, Yeppoon, and parts of Clermont and Middlemount. Nearby islands, including Great Keppel are also included in this division.

Maps & GIS data:

Products/industries of the area:

Primary production, grains, beef cattle, grazing, fishing, coal mining, meat works, dairy products and tourism.

First proclaimed/election:


Demographic rating:



  • Livermore, K (ALP) 1998–
  • Marek, P (NP) 1996–1998
  • Henzell, M M (ALP) 1993–1996
  • Wright, K W (ALP) 1984–1993
  • Everingham, D N (ALP) 1977–1984
  • Carige, C L (NCP) 1975–1977
  • Everingham, D N (ALP) 1967–1975
  • Gray, G H (ALP) 1961–1967
  • Pearce, H G (LP) 1949–1961
  • Davidson, C W (LP) 1946–1949
  • Forde, F M (ALP) 1922–1946
  • Higgs, W (ALP) 1910–1922
  • Archer, E W (ANTI-SOC) 1906–1910
  • Thomson, D A (ALP) 1903–1906
  • Paterson, A (IND) 1901–1903

Current Member Details:

Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website

Further information:

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