2016 federal election: profile of the electoral division of Cook (NSW)

Updated: 5 July 2016
New South Wales
Date this name and boundary was gazetted:
25 February 2016
First election for this name and boundary:
2016 federal election
Maps of Division
Name derivation:
Named after Captain James Cook (1728–79), the first European to discover the east coast of Australia in 1770.
94 sq km
Location Description:
Cook covers an area from Kurnell and Cronulla in the east to Sylvania and Gymea Bay in the west and from Kyle Bay, Monterey and Botany Bay in the north to Dents Creek and Hacking River in the south. Suburbs include Monterey, Beverley Park, Blakehurst, Burraneer, Caringbah, Carss Park, Cronulla, Greenhills Beach, Gymea, Gymea Bay, Kyle Bay, Kurnell, Lilli Pilli, Miranda, Sandringham, Sans Souci, Sylvania, Sylvania Waters, Taren Point and Yowie Bay .
Products/industries of the area:
Port and berthing facilities, boat building, steel fabrication, pharmaceutical plant, oyster farming, retail and service industries
First proclaimed/election:
Demographic rating:
Inner Metropolitan – situated in capital cities and consisting of well-established built-up suburbs.
Current member details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
  • Morrison, S (LP) 2007–
  • Baird, B (LP) 1998–2007
  • Mutch, S (LP) 1996–1998
  • Dobie, J D M (LP) 1975–1996
  • Thorburn, R W (ALP) 1972–1975
  • Dobie, J D M (LP) 1969–1972 (Note: at the 1968 redistribution a new Division of Cook was established.)
  • Cope, J F (ALP) 1955 (Note: following the 1955 redistribution the Division of Cook became part of the Division of Grayndler.)
  • Sheehan, T (ALP) 1937–1955
  • Garden, J S (ALP) 1934–1937
  • Riley, E C (ALP) 1922–1934
  • Catts, J H (ALP) 1906–1922
AEC contact:
Divisional Office contact details
Further information: