Electoral district of Brisbane Central

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Brisbane Central
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
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Brisbane Central (2008—)
State Queensland
MP Robert Cavallucci
Party Liberal National
Namesake Brisbane CBD

Brisbane Central is an electoral division in the state of Queensland, Australia.

The electorate covers the central portion of Brisbane, including the Brisbane central business district as well as the inner suburbs of Bowen Hills, Fortitude Valley, Herston, Kelvin Grove, Spring Hill, New Farm, Newmarket and Windsor. It is bordered on the east and south by the Brisbane River.


The Town of Brisbane was one of the original electorates established by Order-in-Council in 1859. Since then, the name of the electorate covering what is now the CBD of Brisbane has been variously known as Brisbane City, North Brisbane, Brisbane North, and Brisbane (from 1912). Brisbane Central was created in 1977 and was held from 1989 to 2007 by Labor's Peter Beattie, who was Premier of Queensland from 1998. Beattie resigned as both Premier and Member for Brisbane Central, and a by-election was held in 2007, and the seat was won by Labor candidate Grace Grace.

Members for Brisbane Central[edit]

Member Party Term
  Brian Davis Labor 1977–1989
  Peter Beattie Labor 1989–2007
  Grace Grace Labor 2007–2012
  Robert Cavallucci Liberal National 2012–present

Election results[edit]

Queensland state election, 2012: Brisbane Central[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal National Robert Cavallucci 12,201 48.70 +11.46
Labor Grace Grace 8,435 33.67 -8.49
Greens Anne Boccabella 3,842 15.33 -1.67
Independent Ruth Bonnett 576 2.30 +2.30
Total formal votes 25,054 98.35 -0.15
Informal votes 420 1.65 +0.15
Turnout 25,474 86.89 +0.52
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Robert Cavallucci 12,689 54.88 +10.85
Labor Grace Grace 10,432 45.12 -10.85
Liberal National gain from Labor Swing +10.85


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