2016 federal election: profile of the electoral division of Herbert (Qld)

Updated: 8 July 2016
Current, boundary gazetted 15 December 2009
AEC Divisional Office:
Divisional Office contact details
Maps & GIS data:
A4 map of the Division of Herbert (2009) [PDF 371KB]
Map of the Division of Herbert (2009) [PDF 1.8MB]
Download GIS data for the Division of Herbert
Name derivation:
Named after Sir Robert Herbert (1831–1905), the first Premier of Queensland 1860–66.
Area and Location Description:
Herbert covers an area of approximately 946 sq km. It stretches west from the City of Townsville, predominantly north of the Ross River, but also includes Douglas and the defence establishment at Lavarack Barracks. The Division covers areas north of the Alice River through to the western Townsville City Council boundary. It encompasses Lynam to the west, and extends north from Townsville along the coast to Sleeper Log Creek. The division also includes Magnetic Island and Palm Islands. Townsville and its surrounding suburbs is the main population centre in the area.
Products/industries of the area:
Copper, nickel and zinc refineries, bulk sugar terminal, and tropical fruits, prawn and fishing industry, beef cattle and tourism. Townsville, noted for its port facilities, is also home to James Cook University, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and large defence establishments at Lavarack Barracks (Army) and Garbutt (RAAF).
First proclaimed/election:
Demographic rating:
Jones, E (LNQ) 2010–
Lindsay, P (LP) 1996–2010
Lindsay, E J (ALP) 1983–1996
Dean, A G (LP) 1977–1983
Bonnett, R N (LP) 1966–1977
Harding, E W (ALP) 1961–1966
Murray, J (LP) 1958–1961
Edmonds, W F (ALP) 1946–1958
Martens, G W (ALP/FLP) 1928–1946
Nott, L W (NAT) 1925–1928
Bamford, F W (ALP/NAT) 1901–1925
Current member details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
Further information:
2013 federal election – House of Representatives results for Herbert
2010 federal election – House of Representatives results for Herbert
2007 federal election – House of Representatives results for Herbert
2004 federal election – House of Representatives results for Herbert
2013 divisional profile
For supporting information, see Party codes, demographic ratings and seat status.