Division of Eden-Monaro
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Eden-Monaro (green) within New South Wales
|Namesake||Eden and Monaro|
|Area||29,499 km2 (11,389.6 sq mi)|
The Division of Eden-Monaro is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales. The division was created in 1900, and was one of the original 75 divisions contested at the first federal election. It is named for the town of Eden and the Monaro district of southern New South Wales.
Its boundaries have changed very little throughout its history, and it includes the towns of Batemans Bay, Bega and Cooma and the city of Queanbeyan. Until 1943 it was held by the conservatives for all but three years, but since then it has been consistently marginal. From 1972 it has been held by the government of the day, and is thus regarded as a "bellwether seat".
|(Sir) Austin Chapman||Protectionist||1901–1909|
|John Perkins||United Australia||1931–1943|
|Australian federal election, 2013: Eden-Monaro|
|Palmer United||Dean Lynch||4,655||5.21||+5.21|
|Christian Democrats||Warren Catton||861||0.96||+0.21|
|Stable Population||Martin Tye||601||0.67||+0.67|
|Total formal votes||89,313||94.46||+0.71|
|Liberal gain from Labor||Swing||+4.85|