Division of Gilmore
Australian House of Representatives Division
|Area||6,342 km2 (2,448.7 sq mi)|
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.
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.
|Christian Democrats||Steve Ryan||5,160||5.00||+2.16|
|Total formal votes||103,169||95.87||+1.08|