Division of Brisbane

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This article is about the Australian federal electorate. For other uses, see Electoral district of Brisbane.
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Division of Brisbane (green) within Queensland
Created 1901
MP Teresa Gambaro
Party Liberal National
Namesake Brisbane
Electors 97,203 (2013)
Area 58 km2 (22.4 sq mi)
Demographic Inner Metropolitan

The Division of Brisbane is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. The division was one of the original 75 divisions contested at the first federal election. It is named after the city of Brisbane.

For most of the time since the 1950s, it has been a marginal Labor seat. However, in 2010 Liberal National challenger Teresa Gambaro, previously the member for nearby Petrie, took the seat from longtime Labor incumbent Arch Bevis, marking the first time in over a century that Labor had been in government without holding Brisbane.


On its original boundaries, Brisbane included all of what is now the northern part of the City of Brisbane, but successive boundary changes cut it back to the inner suburban area.

It now extends from the city centre into the western suburbs, and includes the Brisbane CBD, Alderley, Ashgrove, Bowen Hills, Clayfield, Enoggera, Ferny Grove, Fortitude Valley, Gaythorne, Grange, Herston, Kelvin Grove, Keperra, Milton, Mitchelton, New Farm, Newmarket, Newstead, Red Hill, Spring Hill, Upper Kedron, Wilston, Windsor, parts of Bardon, Everton Park, Paddington and Stafford.

In the 2009 redistribution announced by the Australian Electoral Commission, the suburbs of Hendra, Ascot and Hamilton were included in the seat of Brisbane.


Member Party Term
  Thomas Macdonald-Paterson Protectionist 1901–1903
  Independent 1903–1903
  Millice Culpin Labor 1903–1906
  Justin Foxton Anti-Socialist 1906–1909
  Commonwealth Liberal 1909–1910
  William Finlayson Labor 1910–1919
  Donald Charles Cameron Nationalist 1919–1931
  George Lawson Labor 1931–1961
  Manfred Cross Labor 1961–1975
  Peter Johnson Liberal 1975–1980
  Manfred Cross Labor 1980–1990
  Arch Bevis Labor 1990–2010
  Teresa Gambaro Liberal National 2010–present

Election results[edit]

Australian federal election, 2013: Brisbane
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal National Teresa Gambaro 41,681 47.99 +2.10
Labor Fiona McNamara 26,163 30.12 −0.26
Greens Rachael Jacobs 12,452 14.34 −6.94
Palmer United Veronica Ford 3,643 4.19 +4.19
Katter's Australian Connie Cicchini 951 1.09 +1.09
Family First Sharyn Joyner 801 0.92 −0.65
Secular Tony Rose 602 0.69 +0.69
Stable Population John Roles 564 0.65 +0.65
Total formal votes 86,857 96.12 −0.12
Informal votes 3,504 3.88 +0.12
Turnout 90,361 92.80 +1.45
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Teresa Gambaro 47,145 54.28 +3.15
Labor Fiona McNamara 39,712 45.72 −3.15
Liberal National hold Swing +3.15

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Coordinates: 27°26′17″S 153°01′41″E / 27.438°S 153.028°E / -27.438; 153.028