Electoral district of Goulburn

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New South WalesLegislative Assembly
Nsw electoral district goulburn 2015.svg
Location in New South Wales
State New South Wales
Dates current 1859–1991
MP Pru Goward
Party Liberal Party
Electors 56,942 (2017)
Area 18,827.31 km2 (7,269.3 sq mi)

Goulburn is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is represented by Pru Goward of the Liberal Party.

Goulburn is a regional electorate. It encompasses all of Goulburn Mulwaree Council, Yass Valley Council, Upper Lachlan Shire, the eastern part of Hilltops Council and a large part of Wingecarribee Shire. Its population centres include Goulburn and Yass, as well as Marulan, Tallong, Towrang, Bungonia, Lake Bathurst, Tarago, Moss Vale, Bundanoon, Berrima, Sutton Forest, Exeter, Wingello, Penrose, Taralga, Murrumbateman, Boorowa, Crookwell and Gunning.[1]


Goulburn was first established in 1859, partly replacing Southern Boroughs. In 1920, with the introduction of proportional representation, it absorbed Monaro and Bega and elected three members simultaneously. Monaro and South Coast were separated from it in 1927 and it reverted to a single-member electorate. It was abolished in 1991, but recreated for the 2007 general election from part of the abolished district of Southern Highlands and part of the old Burrinjuck.

Members for Goulburn[edit]

Single-member (1859–1920)
Member Party Term
  William Roberts None 1859–1860
  Charles Walsh None 1860–1861
  Maurice Alexander None 1861–1872
  William Teece None 1872–1887
  Free Trade 1887–1890
  Cecil Teece Independent 1890–1891
  Leslie Hollis Labor 1891–1894
  Free Trade 1894–1898
  James Ashton Free Trade 1898–1901
  Liberal Reform 1901–1907
  Augustus James Liberal Reform 1907–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1920
Three members (1920–1927)
Member Party Term Member Party Term Member Party Term
  Augustus James Nationalist 1920–1920   Thomas Rutledge Progressive 1920–1925   John Bailey Labor 1920–1925
  William Millard Nationalist 1920–1921
  John Perkins Nationalist 1921–1926
  Paddy Stokes Labor 1925–1927   Jack Tully Labor 1925–1927
  Henry Bate Nationalist 1926–1927
Single member (1927–1991)
Member Party Term
  Jack Tully Labor 1927–1932
  Peter Loughlin United Australia 1932–1935
  Jack Tully Labor 1935–1946
  Laurie Tully Labor 1946–1965
  Ron Brewer Country 1965–1975
  National Country 1975–1982
  National 1982–1984
  Robert Webster National 1984–1991
Single member (2007–present)
Member Party Term
  Pru Goward Liberal 2007–present

Election results[edit]

New South Wales state election, 2015: Goulburn[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Pru Goward 23,725 48.7 +9.7
Labor Ursula Stephens 16,681 34.3 +18.5
Greens Iain Fyfe 3,827 7.9 −2.1
Outdoor Recreation Wal Ashton 2,552 5.2 +5.2
Christian Democrats Adrian Van Der Byl 1,196 2.5 −0.5
No Land Tax Stephen Fitzpatrick 692 1.4 +1.4
Total formal votes 48,673 97.3 +0.7
Informal votes 1,373 2.7 −0.7
Turnout 50,046 92.7 +2.5
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Pru Goward 25,138 56.6 −20.2
Labor Ursula Stephens 19,248 43.4 +20.2
Liberal hold Swing −20.2


  1. ^ "Goulburn". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2015-02-28.
  2. ^ State Electoral District of Goulburn: First Preference Votes, NSWEC.
  3. ^ State Electoral District of Goulburn: Distribution of Preferences, NSWEC.