Division of Warringah

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Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Warringah 2010.png
Division of Warringah (green) in New South Wales
Created 1922
MP Tony Abbott
Party Liberal
Namesake Warringah
Electors 102,574 (2013)[1]
Area 73 km2 (28.2 sq mi)
Demographic Inner Metropolitan

The Division of Warringah is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales. The division is named after the Warringah area of Sydney, which itself is named by an Aboriginal Australian word which translates into English as "rain", "waves" or "sea". The Division was proclaimed at the redistribution of 13 September 1922, and was first contested at the 1922 federal election.

Centred on Mosman and the Northern Beaches region of Sydney, it covers most of the land between Middle Harbour and the Tasman Sea. It extends from Port Jackson in the south to the suburb of Dee Why in the north. Besides Mosman, it includes Balgowlah, Manly, Brookvale, Beacon Hill and Forestville.

The seat has always been held by the Liberal Party of Australia or its predecessors; the Northern Beaches have long been Liberal heartland. The current member and former Prime Minister Tony Abbott, has held the seat since winning a 1994 by-election.


Member Party Term
  Sir Granville Ryrie Nationalist 1922–1927
  (Sir) Archdale Parkhill Nationalist 1927–1931
  United Australia 1931–1937
  (Sir) Percy Spender Independent UAP 1937–1938
  United Australia 1938–1944
  Liberal 1944–1951
  Francis Bland Liberal 1951–1961
  John Cockle Liberal 1961–1966
  Edward St John Liberal 1966–1969
  Independent 1969–1969
  Michael MacKellar Liberal 1969–1994
  Tony Abbott Liberal 1994–present

Election results[edit]

Australian federal election, 2013: Warringah[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Tony Abbott 54,388 60.89 +1.97
Labor Jules Zanetti 17,259 19.32 −2.32
Greens Will Kitching 13,873 15.53 −0.81
Palmer United Brodie Stewart 1,961 2.20 +2.20
Stable Population Mike Cottee 744 0.83 +0.83
Christian Democrats Ula Falanga 630 0.71 +0.71
Rise Up Australia Mike Bloomfield 472 0.53 +0.53
Total formal votes 89,327 94.62 −0.74
Informal votes 5,078 5.38 +0.74
Turnout 94,405 91.95 −0.19
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Tony Abbott 58,374 65.35 +2.26
Labor Jules Zanetti 30,953 34.65 −2.26
Liberal hold Swing +2.26


  1. ^ a b "NSW Division - Warringah, NSW". Virtual Tally Room, Election 2013. Australian Electoral Commission. 27 September 2013. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 

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Coordinates: 39°04′34″N 125°49′01″E / 39.076120°N 125.816959°E / 39.076120; 125.816959