Electoral district of Ballina

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New South WalesLegislative Assembly
Ballina NSW State Electoral District.png
Location in New South Wales
State New South Wales
Created 1894, 1988
Abolished 1904
MP Don Page
Party National Party of Australia
Namesake Ballina, New South Wales
Electors 48,334
Area 890 km2 (343.6 sq mi)
Demographic Rural

Ballina is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is represented by Donald Page of the National Party of Australia.

The 2004 redistribution of electoral districts estimated that the electoral district would have 47,246 electors on 29 April 2007. At the 2007 election it will encompass all of Ballina Shire (including Ballina, Alstonville, Lennox Head and Wollongbar) and most of the populated areas of Byron Shire (including Byron Bay, Mullumbimby, Ocean Shores, Suffolk Park, Brunswick Heads, South Golden Beach and Bangalow).


Ballina was originally created in 1894, when the three-member electorate of Richmond was divided into Richmond, Lismore and Ballina. In 1904, Ballina was replaced by Byron. In 1988, a recreated Ballina and Murwillumbah replaced Byron.

Members for Ballina[edit]

First incarnation (1894–1904)
Member Party Term
  John Perry Protectionist 1894–1901
  Progressive 1901–1904
Second incarnation (1988–present)
Member Party Term
  Don Page National 1988–present

Election results[edit]

New South Wales state election, 2011: Ballina[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Don Page 24,054 57.0 +2.6
Greens Simon Richardson 9,159 21.7 +2.3
Labor Toby Warnes 5,033 11.9 -11.2
Independent Karin Kolbe 2,296 5.4 +5.4
Christian Democrats Bruce Kemp 847 2.0 +2.0
Family First Nathan Willis 835 2.0 +2.0
Total formal votes 42,224 97.9 -0.6
Informal votes 886 2.1 +0.6
Turnout 43,110 89.0 -0.9
Two-candidate-preferred result
National Don Page 25,816 67.8 +3.3
Greens Simon Richardson 12,268 32.2 +32.2
National hold Swing +3.3


  1. ^ Antony Green. "2011 New South Wales Election: Analysis of Results". NSW Parliamentary Library. Retrieved 4 December 2011. 

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