Commonwealth Electoral Division of Groom (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 Groom AEC divisional office

Name derivation:

Named after Sir Littleton Groom (1867–1936), Member of the House of Representatives 1901–29, 1931–36. Speaker of the House of Representatives 1926–29.

Size & location description:

Groom covers an area of 5 594 sq kms and is located on the Darling Downs region of south east Queensland. The major population centre is Toowoomba which is Australia's largest inland town. Other towns in the division include Oakey and Pittsworth.

Maps & GIS data:

Products/industries of the area:

This area is noted for its rich and diverse range of products and industries including agriculture, retailing and food processing as well as for the provision of educational and community services. Toowoomba is known as the Garden City. The University of Southern Queensland is located in Toowoomba while the Army Aviation Centre is based at Oakey.

First proclaimed/election:


Demographic rating:



  • Macfarlane, I (LP) 1998–
  • Taylor, W (LP) 1988–1998
  • McVeigh, T (NP) 1984–1988

Current Member Details:

Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website

Further information:

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