Division of Gilmore

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Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of GILMORE 2016.png
Division of Gilmore in New South Wales, as of the 2016 federal election.
Created 1984
MP Ann Sudmalis
Party Liberal
Namesake Mary Gilmore
Electors 115,984 (2016)
Area 6,342 km2 (2,448.7 sq mi)
Demographic Rural

The Division of Gilmore is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales. The division was created in 1984 and is named for Dame Mary Gilmore, the poet and author.

The division is located in the Shoalhaven and the southern Illawarra regions, extending from Warilla in the north to Batemans Bay in the south, then west including much of the, Budawang and Morton National Parks. Towns and suburbs include Berry, Bomaderry, Callala Bay, Culburra Beach, Gerringong, Kangaroo Valley, Kiama, Milton, Minnamurra, Nowra, Shellharbour, Shell Cove, Sussex Inlet, Ulladulla and Warilla.

The current Member for Gilmore, since the 2013 federal election, is Ann Sudmalis, a member of the Liberal Party of Australia.


When the seat was established, it was centred on the Southern Tablelands city of Goulburn and the South West Slopes town of Cowra and was held by the Nationals John Sharp, who went on to become a senior minister in the Howard government. A redistribution ahead of the 1993 election moved the seat towards the South Coast, along similar lines to its present boundaries. Sharp moved to the neighbouring Division of Hume and the seat was briefly held by the Australian Labor Party. Since 1996, the seat has been held by the Liberal Party.[1]


Member Party Term
  John Sharp National 1984–1993
  Peter Knott Labor 1993–1996
  Joanna Gash Liberal 1996–2013
  Ann Sudmalis Liberal 2013–present

Election results[edit]

Australian federal election, 2016: Gilmore[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Ann Sudmalis 46,713 45.28 −2.15
Labor Fiona Phillips 40,476 39.23 +4.97
Greens Carmel McCallum 10,820 10.49 +1.43
Christian Democrats Steve Ryan 5,160 5.00 +2.16
Total formal votes 103,169 95.87 +1.08
Informal votes 4,442 4.13 −1.08
Turnout 107,611 92.78 −0.36
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Ann Sudmalis 52,336 50.73 −3.05
Labor Fiona Phillips 50,833 49.27 +3.05
Liberal hold Swing −3.05


  1. ^ "Gilmore". Australia Votes: Federal election 2013. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 11 October 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Gilmore, NSW, Virtual Tally Room 2016, Australian Electoral Commission.

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Coordinates: 35°04′01″S 150°23′53″E / 35.067°S 150.398°E / -35.067; 150.398