Division of Warringah

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Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of WARRINGAH 2016.png
Division of Warringah in New South Wales, as of the 2016 federal election.
MPTony Abbott
Electors102,645 (2016)
Area68 km2 (26.3 sq mi)
DemographicInner 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. It includes the suburbs of Allambie, Allambie Heights, Balgowlah, Balgowlah Heights, Balmoral, Beauty Point, Brookvale, Clifton Gardens, Clontarf, Cremorne Point, Curl Curl, Fairlight, Freshwater, Harbord, Killarney Heights, Kurraba Point, Manly, Manly Vale, Mosman, North Balgowlah, North Curl Curl, North Head, North Manly, Queenscliff, Seaforth, and Wingala; as well as parts of Beacon Hill, Cremorne, Dee Why, Forestville, Frenchs Forest, Narraweena, and Neutral Bay.

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
  Independent 1944–1945
  Liberal 1945–1951
  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, 2016: Warringah[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Tony Abbott 44,759 51.65 −9.19
Labor Andrew Woodward 12,820 14.79 −4.54
Greens Clara Williams Roldan 10,565 12.19 −3.33
Independent James Mathison 9,887 11.41 +11.41
Xenophon Marie Rowland 5,506 6.35 +6.35
Christian Democrats June Scifo 1,039 1.20 +0.49
Science Marc Giordano 800 0.92 +0.92
Arts Shea Caplice 669 0.77 +0.77
Independent Tony Backhouse 368 0.42 +0.42
Independent David Barrow 253 0.29 +0.29
Total formal votes 86,666 93.92 −0.68
Informal votes 5,611 6.08 +0.68
Turnout 92,277 89.90 −2.16
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Tony Abbott 52,948 61.09 −4.23
Labor Andrew Woodward 33,718 38.91 +4.23
Two-candidate-preferred result
Liberal Tony Abbott 53,346 61.55 −3.80
Greens Clara Williams Roldan 33,320 38.45 +38.45
Liberal hold Swing N/A


  1. ^ Warringah, NSW, Virtual Tally Room 2016, Australian Electoral Commission.

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Coordinates: 33°47′35″S 151°15′14″E / 33.793°S 151.254°E / -33.793; 151.254