Electoral district of Kogarah

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New South WalesLegislative Assembly
Nsw electoral district kogarah 2015.svg
Location within Sydney
State New South Wales
Dates current 1930–present
MP Chris Minns
Party Labor Party
Electors 54,483 (2017)
Area 18.13 km2 (7.0 sq mi)
Electorates around Kogarah:
Lakemba Canterbury Rockdale
Oatley Kogarah Rockdale
Oatley Miranda Rockdale

Kogarah is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales in Sydney's St George district. It is represented by Chris Minns of the Labor Party.

Kogarah includes the suburbs of Allawah, Beverly Hills, Carlton, Carss Park, Kogarah and parts of Bexley, Bexley North, Blakehurst, Hurstville, Kingsgrove, Penshurst and South Hurstville.[1]


Kogarah was created for the 1930 election, partly replacing the abolished districts of Oatley and St George. It was a marginal seat in the 1930s and 1940s, however since 1953, it has become increasingly safe for the Labor Party.

Members for Kogarah[edit]

Member Party Term
  Mark Gosling Labor 1930–1932
  James Ross United Australia 1932–1941
  William Currey Labor 1941–1948
  Douglas Cross Liberal 1948–1953
  Bill Crabtree Labor 1953–1983
  Brian Langton Labor 1983–1999
  Cherie Burton Labor 1999–2015
  Chris Minns Labor 2015–present

Election results[edit]

New South Wales state election, 2015: Kogarah[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Chris Minns 21,084 45.4 −2.0
Liberal Nick Aroney 15,866 34.2 −3.9
Unity Annie Tang 3,647 7.9 +7.9
Greens Brent Heber 3,015 6.5 −2.3
Christian Democrats Sonny Susilo 1,638 3.5 −2.2
No Land Tax David Lin 1,173 2.5 +2.5
Total formal votes 46,423 95.4 +0.2
Informal votes 2,225 4.6 −0.2
Turnout 48,648 90.5 +1.8
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Chris Minns 23,058 56.9 +1.5
Liberal Nick Aroney 17,492 43.1 −1.5
Labor hold Swing +1.5


  1. ^ "Kogarah". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  2. ^ State Electoral District of Kogarah: First Preference Votes, NSWEC.
  3. ^ State Electoral District of Kogarah: Distribution of Preferences, NSWEC.

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