Division of Chifley

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Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of CHIFLEY 2016.png
Division of Chifley in New South Wales, as of the 2016 federal election.
MPEd Husic
NamesakeBen Chifley
Electors112,069 (2019)
Area126 km2 (48.6 sq mi)
DemographicOuter Metropolitan

The Division of Chifley is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales.


Ben Chifley, the division's namesake

The division was created in 1969 and is named for Ben Chifley, who was Prime Minister of Australia 1945–49.

Chifley has been won by the Labor Party at every federal election since its creation in 1969, and at the 2007 federal election was one of Labor's safest seats.[1] The Member for Chifley, since the 2010 federal election, is Ed Husic, a member of the Australian Labor Party.


Four of the candidates who stood for election for the Division of Chifley at the 2007 federal election address electors at a public meeting in Shalvey on 11 November 2007. They are (seated at rear) Roger Price (ALP), Dave Vincent (CDP), James Cogan (Socialist) and (standing) John Forrester (Greens)

The division is located in the western suburbs of Sydney. On its original boundaries it was based on Blacktown, but now includes the suburbs of Bidwill, Blackett, Bungarribee, Colebee, Dean Park, Dharruk, Doonside, Emerton, Glendenning, Hassall Grove, Hebersham, Lethbridge Park, Marayong, Marsden Park, Mount Druitt, Oakhurst, Plumpton, Rooty Hill, Ropes Crossing, Shalvey, Shanes Park, Tregear, Whalan, Willmot, and Woodcroft; as well as parts of Arndell Park, Blacktown, Eastern Creek, Huntingwood, Quakers Hill, Riverstone, and Schofields.


Image Member Party Term Notes
  JohnArmitage1963.jpg John Armitage
Labor 25 October 1969
4 February 1983
Previously held the Division of Mitchell. Retired
  No image.svg Russ Gorman
Labor 5 March 1983
1 December 1984
Transferred to the Division of Greenway
  Roger Price Portrait 2007.jpg Roger Price
Labor 1 December 1984
19 July 2010
Served as Chief Government Whip in the House under Rudd and Gillard. Retired
  No image.svg Ed Husic
Labor 21 August 2010

Election results[edit]

2019 Australian federal election: Chifley[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Ed Husic 49,418 54.30 −6.79
Liberal Livingston Chettipally 25,411 27.92 +5.26
Christian Democrats Josh Green 5,859 6.44 −2.70
Greens Brent Robertson 4,604 5.06 +0.52
United Australia Joseph O'Connor 4,133 4.54 +4.54
Independent Ammar Khan 1,581 1.74 −0.82
Total formal votes 91,006 90.34 −1.32
Informal votes 9,728 9.66 +1.32
Turnout 100,734 89.96 +0.08
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Ed Husic 56,761 62.37 −6.82
Liberal Livingston Chettipally 34,245 37.63 +6.82
Labor hold Swing −6.82


  1. ^ "House of Representatives: Two party preferred by division". Election 2007. Australian Electoral Commission. 11 August 2008. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  2. ^ Chifley, NSW, Tally Room 2019, Australian Electoral Commission.

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Coordinates: 33°44′06″S 150°50′17″E / 33.735°S 150.838°E / -33.735; 150.838