Division of Lilley

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Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of LILLEY 2016.png
Division of Lilley in Queensland, as of the 2016 federal election.
Created 1913
MP Wayne Swan
Party Labor
Namesake Charles Lilley
Electors 107,004 (2016)
Area 147 km2 (56.8 sq mi)
Demographic Inner Metropolitan

The Division of Lilley is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. The division was first proclaimed in 1913. The division is named after Sir Charles Lilley, a former Premier of Queensland and a former Chief Justice in the Supreme Court of Queensland.

The Division of Lilley includes sparsely populated areas of Brisbane Airport, tidal wetlands around Boondall and industrial areas around Pinkenba.

It was held by the Liberal Party and its antecedents for all but four terms from 1913 to 1980. However, since 1980, it has tended to be a marginal Labor seat. It is currently represented by former Treasurer and former Deputy Leader of the Labor Party and Deputy Prime Minister, Wayne Swan. Besides Swan, its most notable member has been George Mackay, who served as Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives during the first term of the Lyons Government, and Kevin Cairns, a minister in the McMahon government.


Lilley stretches from Nundah in the south to the bayside suburbs of Sandgate and Brighton in the north, and as far west as Everton Park.

Lilley currently covers the north-eastern part of the City of Brisbane local government area, and includes Banyo, Boondall, Brighton, Chermside, Deagon, Geebung, Kedron, Northgate, Nudgee, Nundah, Pinkenba, Sandgate, Shorncliffe, Taigum, Virginia, Wavell Heights, Zillmere, and Aspley.


Member Party Term
  Jacob Stumm Commonwealth Liberal 1913–1917
  George Mackay Nationalist 1917–1931
  United Australia 1931–1934
  Sir Donald Cameron United Australia 1934–1937
  William Jolly United Australia 1937–1943
  Jim Hadley Labor 1943–1949
  Bruce Wight Liberal 1949–1961
  Don Cameron Labor 1961–1963
  Kevin Cairns Liberal 1963–1972
  Frank Doyle Labor 1972–1974
  Kevin Cairns Liberal 1974–1980
  Elaine Darling Labor 1980–1993
  Wayne Swan Labor 1993–1996
  Elizabeth Grace Liberal 1996–1998
  Wayne Swan Labor 1998–present

Election results[edit]

Australian federal election, 2016: Lilley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Wayne Swan 41,819 43.49 +3.28
Liberal National David Kingston 37,545 39.05 −2.27
Greens Claire Ogden 11,137 11.58 +3.91
Family First Sharan Hall 3,451 3.59 +2.15
Liberal Democrats Simon Holmick 2,202 2.29 +2.29
Total formal votes 96,154 97.08 +1.65
Informal votes 2,896 2.92 −1.65
Turnout 99,050 92.57 −1.68
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Wayne Swan 53,190 55.32 +4.00
Liberal National David Kingston 42,964 44.68 −4.00
Labor hold Swing +4.00


  1. ^ Lilley, QLD, Virtual Tally Room 2016, Australian Electoral Commission.

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Coordinates: 27°22′37″S 153°04′16″E / 27.377°S 153.071°E / -27.377; 153.071