Division of Hume

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Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of HUME 2016.png
Division of Hume in New South Wales, as of the 2016 federal election.
Created 1901
MP Angus Taylor
Party Liberal
Namesake Hamilton Hume
Electors 107,130 (2016)
Area 17,240 km2 (6,656.4 sq mi)
Demographic Rural

The Division of Hume is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales. The division was proclaimed in 1900, and was one of the original 65 divisions to be contested at the first federal election. The division was named after Hamilton Hume, one of the first Europeans to travel through the area.

The division is located in the central part of the state, north of the Australian Capital Territory. The division covers a large rural and regional area, with agriculture being the main industry. It also includes a portion of outer Sydney suburbs at its northeastern extremity. It includes Boorowa and Goulburn in the west, parts of the Southern Highlands in the centre and Camden in the east. It includes the entire local government areas of Goulburn Mulwaree and Upper Lachlan shires and parts of Camden Council, Hilltops Council, the City of Liverpool, the City of Penrith, Wingecarribee Shire and Wollondilly Shire. Towns include Appin, Bargo, Boorowa, Bundanoon, Camden, Camden Park, Colo Vale, Crookwell, Exeter, Goulburn, Hill Top, Marulan, Menangle, Meryla, Narellan, Oakdale, Penrose, Picton, Tahmoor, Tarago, Taralga, The Oaks, Thirlmere, Werai (part), Wingello (part), Wilton and Yerrinbool (part).

The current Member for Hume, since the 2013 federal election, is Angus Taylor, a member of the Liberal Party of Australia.


Member Party Term
  Sir William Lyne Protectionist 1901–1909
  Independent 1909–1913
  Robert Patten Commonwealth Liberal 1913–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1917
  Franc Falkiner Nationalist 1917–1919
  Parker Moloney Labor 1919–1931
  Thomas Collins Country 1931–1943
  Arthur Fuller Labor 1943–1949
  Charles Anderson Country 1949–1951
  Arthur Fuller Labor 1951–1955
  Charles Anderson Country 1955–1961
  Arthur Fuller Labor 1961–1963
  Ian Pettitt Country 1963–1972
  Frank Olley Labor 1972–1974
  Stephen Lusher Country 1974–1975
  National Country 1975–1982
  National 1982–1984
  Wal Fife Liberal 1984–1993
  John Sharp National 1993–1998
  Alby Schultz Liberal 1998–2013
  Angus Taylor Liberal 2013–present

Election results[edit]

Australian federal election, 2016: Hume[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Angus Taylor 51,103 53.83 −2.45
Labor Aoife Champion-Fashoyin 30,221 31.84 +6.37
Greens Michaela Sherwood 6,274 6.61 +0.98
Christian Democrats Adrian Van der Byl 3,533 3.72 +1.86
Bullet Train Trevor Anthoney 2,267 2.39 +2.39
CEC Lindsay Cosgrove 1,530 1.61 +0.73
Total formal votes 94,928 94.70 +1.42
Informal votes 5,311 5.30 −1.42
Turnout 100,239 93.57 +1.46
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Angus Taylor 57,127 60.18 −3.40
Labor Aoife Champion-Fashoyin 37,801 39.82 +3.40
Liberal hold Swing −3.40


  1. ^ Hume, NSW, Virtual Tally Room 2016, Australian Electoral Commission.

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Coordinates: 34°24′32″S 149°02′42″E / 34.409°S 149.045°E / -34.409; 149.045