Division of Namadgi

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Australian House of Representatives Division
Created 1996
Abolished 1998
Namesake Namadgi National Park

The Division of Namadgi was an Australian Electoral Division in the Australian Capital Territory. It was located in the southern suburbs of Canberra, and included all suburbs in the district of Tuggeranong, the southern Woden Valley suburbs of Chifley, Farrer, Isaacs, Mawson, Pearce and Torrens, and the remainder of the ACT south and west of the Murrumbidgee River.[1]

The Division was proclaimed at the redistribution of 20 September 1994, and was first contested at the 1996 federal election. It was abolished at the redistribution of 10 December 1997. It was held for its entire lifetime by former ACT MLA Annette Ellis, who subsequently became the member for Canberra after Namadgi's abolition.


Member Party Term
  Annette Ellis Labor 1996–1998

Election results[edit]

Australian federal election, 1996: Namadgi
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Brendan Smyth 28,638 45.14 +9.99
Labor Annette Ellis 28,583 45.06 -8.89
Greens Shane Rattenbury 4,579 7.22 +7.22
Independent Derek Rosborough 1,636 2.58 +2.58
Total formal votes 63,436 97.43 +0.33
Informal votes 1,672 2.57 -0.33
Turnout 65,108 97.37
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Annette Ellis 32,542 51.51 -9.28
Liberal Brendan Smyth 30,628 48.49 +9.28
Labor hold Swing -9.28


  1. ^ "1994 Redistribution of Federal Electoral Boundaries" (PDF) (Press release). Australian Electoral Commission. June 1994. Retrieved October 2015.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)