Electoral district of Shellharbour

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Shellharbour is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. The seat was created at the 2004 redistribution of electoral districts and takes in the majority of voters from the abolished Illawarra, as well as territory that previously belonged to Wollongong and Kiama. It was contested for the first time in the 2007 general election, and won by Lylea McMahon of the Australian Labor Party. It is now represented by Anna Watson who won Labor preselection after McMahon decided not to contest the election.

It encompasses part of the City of Shellharbour (east of the South Coast line, as far south as Flinders including Shellharbour, Warilla, Barrack Heights, Barrack Point, Oak Flats, Mount Warrigal and Blackbutt) and the southwestern edge of the City of Wollongong (including Dapto, Kanahooka, Koonawarra, Horsley, Penrose and Yallah).

Members for Shellharbour[edit]

Member Party Term
  Lylea McMahon Labor 2007–2011
  Anna Watson Labor 2011–present

Election results[edit]

New South Wales state election, 2011: Shellharbour[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Anna Watson 20,459 46.7 -11.1
Liberal Larissa Mallinson 13,766 31.4 +16.7
Greens Peter Moran 6,700 15.3 +7.7
Christian Democrats Jeff Dakers 2,880 6.6 +6.6
Total formal votes 43,805 95.3 -1.4
Informal votes 2,160 4.7 +1.4
Turnout 45,965 93.4
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Anna Watson 22,737 58.6 -13.0
Liberal Larissa Mallinson 16,050 41.4 +41.4
Labor hold Swing -13.0


  1. ^ Antony Green. "2011 New South Wales Election: Analysis of Results". NSW Parliamentary Library. Retrieved 10 December 2011. 

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