Division of North Sydney

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This article is about the Australian federal electorate. For the New South Wales state electorate, see Electoral district of North Sydney.
North Sydney
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of North Sydney 2010.png
Division of North Sydney (green) in New South Wales
Created 1901
MP Joe Hockey
Party Liberal
Namesake North Sydney, New South Wales
Electors 101,321 (2013)[1]
Area 48 km2 (18.5 sq mi)
Demographic Inner Metropolitan

The Division of North Sydney is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales. The division is named after the North Sydney area where it is located. It was proclaimed in 1900 and was one of the original 75 divisions contested at the first federal election.

In addition to North Sydney, the electoral division includes the suburbs of Artarmon, Cammeray, Cremorne, Cremorne Point, Crows Nest, Gore Hill, Greenwich, Henley, Hunters Hill, Huntleys Point, Kirribilli, Lane Cove, Lane Cove North, Lane Cove West, Lavender Bay, Linley Point, Longueville, McMahons Point, Milsons Point, Naremburn, Neutral Bay, Northbridge, Northwood, Riverview, St Leonards, Waverton, Wollstonecraft, Woolwich and parts of Castlecrag, Gladesville and Willoughby.

The current Member for the Division of North Sydney, since the 1996 federal election, is Joe Hockey, a member of the Liberal Party of Australia and the current Treasurer of Australia.

Like most seats on Sydney's North Shore, North Sydney has been a conservative stronghold for over a century. It is one of only two original divisions in New South Wales, along with neighbouring Wentworth, which have never been held by the Australian Labor Party. It has been held by a member of a non-Labor party for all but six years of its existence, when held by independent Ted Mack between 1990 and 1996.


Member Party Term
  Dugald Thomson Free Trade, Anti-Socialist 1901–1909
  Commonwealth Liberal 1909–1910
  George Edwards Commonwealth Liberal 1910–1911
  (Sir) Granville Ryrie Commonwealth Liberal 1911–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1922
  Billy Hughes Nationalist 1922–1929
  Independent Nationalist 1929–1930
  Australian 1930–1931
  United Australia 1931–1945
  Liberal 1945–1949
  William Jack Liberal 1949–1966
  Bill Graham Liberal 1966–1980
  John Spender Liberal 1980–1990
  Ted Mack Independent 1990–1996
  Joe Hockey Liberal 1996–present

Election results[edit]

Australian federal election, 2013: North Sydney[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Joe Hockey 53,991 61.04 +1.33
Labor Peter Hayes 17,727 20.04 −2.08
Greens Alison Haines 13,579 15.35 −0.18
Palmer United Raheam Khan 1,493 1.69 +1.69
Christian Democrats Maureen Guthrie 892 1.01 +1.01
Democratic Labour Angus McCaffrey 766 0.87 +0.87
Total formal votes 88,448 94.62 −0.94
Informal votes 5,031 5.38 +0.94
Turnout 93,479 92.26 +0.34
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Joe Hockey 58,274 65.89 +1.83
Labor Peter Hayes 30,174 34.11 −1.83
Liberal hold Swing +1.83


  1. ^ a b "NSW Division - North Sydney, NSW". Virtual Tally Room, Election 2013. Australian Electoral Commission. 26 September 2013. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 

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Coordinates: 33°48′58″S 151°11′02″E / 33.816°S 151.184°E / -33.816; 151.184