Division of Moncrieff

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Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of MONCRIEFF 2016.png
Division of Moncrieff in Queensland, as of the 2016 federal election.
MPSteven Ciobo
PartyLiberal National
NamesakeGladys Moncrieff
Electors102,982 (2016)
Area92 km2 (35.5 sq mi)

The Division of Moncrieff is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. The division was created in 1984 and is named after Gladys Moncrieff, an Australian singer who resided in the Gold Coast.

Moncrieff is based on Surfers Paradise and the central portion of the Gold Coast. While the Gold Coast has always been a rather conservative area, Surfers Paradise is considered particularly conservative even by Gold Coast standards. As a result, Moncrieff has been a comfortably safe Liberal seat for its entire existence. Indeed, most of the area has been represented by centre-right MPs without interruption since 1906; the Surfers Paradise area was part of Moreton before 1949, and then part of McPherson from 1949 to 1984. The Liberals have never won less than 59 percent of the two-party vote, and since 1993 have usually won enough primary votes to retain the seat without the need for preferences.

It is currently the ninth-safest Coalition seat in Australia and the third-safest for either side of politics in Queensland, with a 17-point swing needed for Labor to win it.


Member Party Term
  Kathy Sullivan Liberal 1984–2001
  Steven Ciobo Liberal 2001–2010
  Liberal National 2010–present

Election results[edit]

Australian federal election, 2016: Moncrieff[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National Steven Ciobo 50,688 58.97 +3.28
Labor Hayden Sheppard 20,956 24.38 +3.56
Greens Roger Brisbane 8,697 10.12 +3.67
Family First Julie Rose 5,619 6.54 +4.35
Total formal votes 85,960 95.54 +1.27
Informal votes 4,011 4.46 −1.27
Turnout 89,971 87.37 −3.68
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Steven Ciobo 55,824 64.94 −3.01
Labor Hayden Sheppard 30,136 35.06 +3.01
Liberal National hold Swing −3.01


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

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Coordinates: 28°00′29″S 153°23′06″E / 28.008°S 153.385°E / -28.008; 153.385