Electoral district of Kiama

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New South WalesLegislative Assembly
Nsw electoral district kiama 2015.svg
Location in New South Wales
State New South Wales
Dates current 1859–1904
MP Gareth Ward
Party Liberal Party
Electors 55,043 (2017)
Area 2,275.06 km2 (878.4 sq mi)

Kiama is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is represented by Gareth Ward of the Liberal Party.

The electorate is named after and includes the Municipality of Kiama. It also includes the southern part of the City of Shellharbour (including the suburbs of Albion Park and the western part Albion Park Rail and the part of the City of Shoalhaven to the north of the Shoalhaven river (including Bomaderry and Berry). It includes a thinly populated area to the west of Nowra south of the Shoalhaven. It also includes Marshall Mount in the City of Wollongong.


Kiama was created in 1859. It was abolished in 1904 with the downsizing of parliament after federation and replaced by parts of Wollongong and Allowrie. It was recreated in 1981, replacing parts of Illawarra and South Coast.

Members for Kiama[edit]

First incarnation (1859—1904)
Member Party Term
  Samuel Gray None 1859–1864
  Henry Parkes None 1864–1870
  John Stewart None 1871–1874
  Samuel Charles None 1874–1880
  Harman Tarrant None 1880–1887
  Angus Cameron Free Trade 1887–1889
  George Fuller Free Trade 1889–1894
  Alexander Campbell Independent Protectionist 1894–1895
  Protectionist 1895–1901
  Progressive 1901–1904
Second incarnation (1981—present)
Member Party Term
  Bill Knott Labor 1981–1986
  Bob Harrison Labor 1986–1999
  Matt Brown Labor 1999–2011
  Gareth Ward Liberal 2011–present

Election results[edit]

New South Wales state election, 2015: Kiama[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Gareth Ward 24,618 51.6 +8.0
Labor Glenn Kolomeitz 15,288 32.1 +4.4
Greens Terry Barratt 5,271 11.1 +2.2
Christian Democrats Steve Ryan 1,505 3.2 −0.7
No Land Tax Carmel Pellegrini 1,016 2.1 +2.1
Total formal votes 47,698 97.2 −0.0
Informal votes 1,382 2.8 +0.0
Turnout 49,080 92.4 +2.0
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Gareth Ward 26,114 58.7 +0.1
Labor Glenn Kolomeitz 18,404 41.3 −0.1
Liberal hold Swing +0.1


External links[edit]

  • "Kiama". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 16 April 2015.