Division of McMahon

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Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of MCMAHON 2016.png
Division of McMahon in New South Wales, as of the 2016 federal election.
MPChris Bowen
NamesakeWilliam McMahon
Electors106,159 (2016)
Area168 km2 (64.9 sq mi)
DemographicOuter Metropolitan

The Division of McMahon is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales. The division was established in 2010 and is named in honour of former Australian Prime Minister Sir William McMahon. It replaced the abolished division of Prospect.

The division is located in the western suburbs of Sydney, and includes the suburbs of Erskine Park, Fairfield Heights, Greystanes, Guildford West, Horsley Park, Merrylands West, Minchinbury, Mount Vernon, Old Guildford, Pemulwuy, Smithfield, St Clair, Wetherill Park, and Woodpark; as well as parts of Abbotsbury, Arndell Park, Blacktown, Bossley Park, Canley Vale, Cecil Park, Eastern Creek, Fairfield, Fairfield West, Guildford, Huntingwood, Kemps Creek, Merrylands, Orchard Hills, Prairiewood, Prospect, South Wentworthville, and Yennora.

The current Member for McMahon, since the 2010 federal election, is the former member for Prospect, Chris Bowen, former interim leader of the Australian Labor Party.

Notably in 2017, the division had the third-highest percentage of "No" responses in the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey, with 64.9% of the electorate's respondents to the survey responding "No".[1]


Member Party Term
  Chris Bowen Labor 2010–present

Election results[edit]

Australian federal election, 2016: McMahon[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Chris Bowen 45,979 53.44 +4.40
Liberal George Bilic 25,855 30.05 −10.69
Christian Democrats Milan Maksimovic 6,198 7.20 +4.43
Greens Astrid O'Neill 4,665 5.42 +2.43
Australia First Victor Waterson 1,797 2.09 +2.08
Independent Fadhel Shamasha 1,544 1.79 +1.79
Total formal votes 86,038 90.11 +2.09
Informal votes 9,441 9.89 −2.09
Turnout 95,479 89.94 −3.72
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Chris Bowen 53,442 62.11 +7.48
Liberal George Bilic 32,596 37.89 −7.48
Labor hold Swing +7.48


  1. ^ "Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey 2017 Response Final". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 15 November 2017.
  2. ^ McMahon, NSW, Virtual Tally Room 2016, Australian Electoral Commission.

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Coordinates: 33°50′13″S 150°51′32″E / 33.837°S 150.859°E / -33.837; 150.859