15 December 2009
Current, boundary gazetted 15 December 2009 (former divisional profile)
Contact the Leichhardt AEC divisional office
Named after Friedrich Leichhardt (1813–48), explorer and scientist.
Leichhardt covers an area of approximately 148 988 sq km from the Torres Strait Islands in the north to Bentley Park in the south. The main towns include Aurukun, Bamaga, Cairns (part), Cooktown, Hope Vale, Kowanyama, Kuranda, Lockhart River, Mossman, Pormpuraaw, Port Douglas, Thursday Island and Weipa.
Sugar, tropical fruit, aquaculture, cattle, fishing, mining and tourism.
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
For supporting information, see Party Codes, Demographic Ratings and Seat Status.