Division of Canberra

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Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory, as of the 2016 federal election.
Created 1974
MP Gai Brodtmann
Party Labor
Namesake Canberra
Electors 143,279 (2016)
Area 1,921 km2 (741.7 sq mi)
Demographic Inner Metropolitan

The Division of Canberra is an Australian electoral division in the Australian Capital Territory. The division was created in redistibution of 19 April 1974 of the former Division of Australian Capital Territory. It is named for the city of Canberra, Australia's national capital, and includes the districts of Tuggeranong, Weston Creek and Woden Valley, along with the rest of the ACT south of the Molonglo River and Lake Burley Griffin. Civic, Acton, Turner (south of Haig Park), Braddon (south of Haig Park), Reid, Campbell and Pialligo are also in Canberra. For most of its history it has been a fairly safe seat for the Australian Labor Party, but it has been won by the Liberal Party twice, most recently at a 1995 by-election. As of 1 July 2016, the division includes Norfolk Island.[1]


Member Party Term
  Kep Enderby Labor 1974–1975
  John Haslem Liberal 1975–1980
  Ros Kelly Labor 1980–1995
  Brendan Smyth Liberal 1995–1996
  Bob McMullan Labor 1996–1998
  Annette Ellis Labor 1998–2010
  Gai Brodtmann Labor 2010–present

Election results[edit]

Australian federal election, 2016: Canberra[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Gai Brodtmann 54,376 42.87 +1.72
Liberal Jessica Adelan-Langford 47,716 37.62 +0.29
Greens Patricia Cahill 18,854 14.87 +1.81
Bullet Train Christopher D'Arcy Bucknell 5,886 4.64 +0.48
Total formal votes 126,832 97.28 +1.13
Informal votes 3,543 2.72 -1.13
Turnout 130,375
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Gai Brodtmann 74,410 58.35 +0.84
Liberal Jessica Adelan-Langford 52,822 41.65 -0.84
Labor hold Swing +0.84


  1. ^ "Norfolk Island Electors". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Profile of the electoral division of Canberra (ACT)". Current federal electoral divisions. Australian Electoral Commission. 8 February 2016. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 

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Coordinates: 35°20′56″S 149°05′20″E / 35.349°S 149.089°E / -35.349; 149.089