Commonwealth Electoral Division of McPherson (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 McPherson AEC divisional office

Name derivation:

Named after the McPherson Range which forms the south western boundary of the division.

Size & location description:

McPherson covers an area of approximately 230 sq km from the New South Wales border in the south to Clear Island Waters and Merrimac in the north, and west to Mudgeeraba and Tallebudgera Valley. It takes in the major part of the Gold Coast tourist strip north from the New South Wales border through Coolangatta, Tugun, Currumbin, Elanora, Palm Beach, Burleigh Heads, Robina, Varsity Lakes to Merrimac and Clear Island Waters in the north. It also includes the hinterland areas of Mudgeeraba, Currumbin Valley and Tallebudgera Valley.

Maps & GIS data:

Products/industries of the area:

Tourism and associated industries and a variety of small industries.

First proclaimed/election:


Demographic rating:



  • May, M (LP) 1998–
  • Bradford, J (LP) 1990–1998
  • White, P N D (LP) 1981–1990
  • Robinson, E L (LP) 1972–1981
  • Barnes, C E (CP) 1958–1972
  • Fadden, A W (CP) 1949–1958

Current Member Details:

Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website

Further information:

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