Named after Edward Gough Whitlam AC QC (1916–2014), Prime Minister of Australia 1972–1975.
1 331 sq km
Whitlam covers an area from Fitzroy Falls, Robertson and Dunmore in the south to Lake Avon, Alpine, Welby, Kembla Grange and Primbee in the north. In the east follows the coast from Primbee to Shell Cove and in the west Sutton Forest and Werai (part). The main localities include Alpine, Berrima, Bowral, Dapto, Dunmore, Fitzroy Falls, Kembla Grange, Mittagong, Moss Vale, Primbee, Robertson, Shellharbour, Sutton Forest, Unanderra, Welby and Werai (part).
Products/industries of the area:
Mining, engineering, light and heavy manufacturing, transport, tourism, construction, dairy farming and retail industries.
Provincial – outside capital cities, but with a majority of enrolment in major provincial cities.
Current member details:
The first member for the Division of Whitlam will be elected at the 2016 federal election
The AEC acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters, culture and community. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.