Named in honour of Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell, 1792–1855. Mitchell was a noted surveyor, who built and improved many roads in New South Wales, and an explorer who conducted several expeditions throughout south-eastern Australia. These expeditions included following the courses of the Darling, Lachlan and Murray Rivers.
101 sq km
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. This description reflects local government areas in existence in 2015.
Outer Metropolitan – situated in capital cities and containing large areas of recent suburban expansion.
Former members for an electoral division of this name can be found by searching ‘Electoral divisions’ or ‘Members of the House of Representatives since 1901’ in the historical information section of the Parliamentary Handbook
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.