Division of Lingiari

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Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Lingiari 2010.png
Division of Lingiari (green) within Australia
(outer islands not shown)
Created 2001
MP Warren Snowdon
Party Labor
Namesake Vincent Lingiari
Electors 65,937 (2013)
Area 1,352,371 km2 (522,153.4 sq mi)
Demographic Rural

The Division of Lingiari is an Australian electoral division in the Northern Territory. The division was one of the two established when the former Division of Northern Territory was redistributed on 21 December 2000. It covers almost the entire Territory (except for the area around Darwin, which is covered by the Division of Solomon), an area of 1,347,849 square kilometres (520,407 sq mi), making it the second largest electorate in terms of area in Australia, the largest being the Division of Durack in Western Australia, and the third largest in the world. The division also includes the Christmas and Cocos (Keeling) Islands. For its entire existence, it has been held by Warren Snowdon of the Australian Labor Party, who transferred there after Northern Territory was abolished.

The division was named after prominent Aboriginal rights activist Vincent Lingiari AM (1908–1988), who was a member of the Gurindji nation. The only other divisions named after Aboriginal Australians are Bennelong in New South Wales, and Blair and Bonner in Queensland.

At the time of the 2004 election, there were 58,205 people enrolled to vote in Lingiari, making it one of the least populous divisions in Australia.


Member Party Term
  Warren Snowdon Labor 2001–present

Election results[edit]

Australian federal election, 2013: Lingiari
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Warren Snowdon 18,292 39.75 −0.33
Country Liberal Tina MacFarlane 17,593 38.23 +3.97
Greens Barbara Shaw 3,572 7.76 −4.83
Palmer United Trevor Hedland 1,918 4.17 +4.17
CEC Peter Flynn 1,639 3.56 −0.31
First Nations Kenny Lechleitner 1,340 2.91 +2.91
Rise Up Australia Regina McCarthy 917 1.99 +1.99
Independent Alf Gould 748 1.63 +1.63
Total formal votes 46,019 92.57 +0.07
Informal votes 3,696 7.43 −0.07
Turnout 49,715 75.40 −0.47
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Warren Snowdon 23,413 50.88 −2.82
Country Liberal Tina MacFarlane 22,606 49.12 +2.82
Labor hold Swing −2.82


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Coordinates: 19°24′58″S 133°21′47″E / 19.416°S 133.363°E / -19.416; 133.363