Electoral district of Hillarys

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Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
Location of Hillarys (dark green) in the Perth metropolitan area
State Western Australia
Dates current 1996–present
MP Peter Katsambanis
Party Liberal
Namesake Hillarys
Electors 27,561 (2017)
Area 24 km2 (9.3 sq mi)
Demographic North Metropolitan

Hillarys is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia.

The district is based in Perth's northern suburbs. Politically, it is a safe Liberal seat.


Hillarys is an outer northern suburban seat in Perth. It is bounded to the north by Whitfords Avenue, to the east by the Mitchell Freeway, to the west by the Indian Ocean and to the south by a series of roads including Warwick Road. The district includes the suburbs of Hillarys, Padbury, most of the suburbs of Sorrento, Duncraig and a small part of Marmion.


The district was first contested at the 1996 state election, essentially replacing the seat of Whitford. It was held by Liberal MP Rob Johnson from its creation until his 2017 defeat, after resigning from the party to sit as an independent.

Members for Hillarys[edit]

Member Party Term
  Rob Johnson Liberal 1996–2016
  Independent 2016–2017
  Peter Katsambanis Liberal 2017–present

Election results[edit]

Western Australian state election, 2017: Hillarys[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Peter Katsambanis 9,343 39.6 −21.7
Labor Teresa Ritchie 6,773 28.7 +2.5
Independent Rob Johnson 4,745 20.1 +20.1
Greens Louahna Lloyd 2,124 9.0 −0.8
Christians Elisabete Robinson 590 2.5 −0.2
Total formal votes 23,575 96.2 +1.8
Informal votes 938 3.8 −1.8
Turnout 24,513 88.9 +0.7
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Peter Katsambanis 12,749 54.1 −11.9
Labor Teresa Ritchie 10,820 45.9 +11.9
Liberal hold Swing −11.9


  1. ^ Hillarys District Profile and Results, 2017 State General Election, WAEC.

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