2016 federal election: profile of the electoral division of Mitchell (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 Sir Thomas Mitchell (1792–1855), a noted Australian explorer and surveyor.
101 sq km
Location Description:
Mitchell covers an area from Nelson and Box Hill in the northwest to Northmead and North Rocks in the southeast. The main suburbs include Baulkham Hills, Beaumont Hills, Bella Vista, Box Hill, Castle Hill, Kellyville, Nelson, Northmead, North Rocks, Rouse Hill, Winston Hills and West Pennant Hills.
Products/industries of the area:
Commercial and business services, light industry, education and retail.
First proclaimed/election:
Demographic rating:
Outer Metropolitan – situated in capital cities and containing large areas of recent suburban expansion.
Current member details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
  • Hawke, A (LP) 2007–
  • Cadman, A (LP) 1974–2007
  • Ashley-Brown, A (ALP) 1972–1974
  • Irwin, L H (LP) 1963–1972
  • Armitage, J L (ALP) 1961–1963
  • Wheeler, R C (LP) 1949–1961
AEC contact:
Divisional Office contact details
Further information: