Electoral district of Lismore

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New South WalesLegislative Assembly
NSW Electoral District 2019 - Lismore.png
Location in New South Wales
StateNew South Wales
Dates current1894–1904
MPJanelle Saffin
NamesakeLismore, New South Wales
Electors56,105 (2019)
Area13,020.61 km2 (5,027.3 sq mi)

Lismore is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is represented by Janelle Saffin of the Labor Party.

The electoral district includes all of the City of Lismore (including Lismore, Lindendale, Nimbin, Dunoon and Clunes), much of inland Tweed Shire (including Murwillumbah, Tyalgum and Uki), all of Kyogle Council (including Kyogle, Bonalbo, Tabulam and Woodenbong) and all of Tenterfield Shire.[1]


Lismore was first created with the end of multi-member districts in 1894, when it was split from Richmond. In 1904, it was abolished with the reduction in the size of the Legislative Assembly, after Federation. In 1913, Lismore was recreated, replacing Richmond. With the introduction of proportional representation in 1920, Lismore and Clarence were absorbed into Byron. With the end of proportional representation in 1927, Lismore and Clarence were recreated.

Members for Lismore[edit]

First incarnation (1894–1904)
Member Party Term
  Thomas Ewing Protectionist 1894–1901
  John Coleman Independent Liberal 1901–1904
Second incarnation (1913–1920)
Member Party Term
  George Nesbitt Liberal Reform 1913–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1920
Third incarnation (1927–present)
Member Party Term
  William Missingham Country 1927–1933
  William Frith Country 1933–1953
  Jack Easter Country 1953–1959
  Keith Compton Labor 1959–1965
  Bruce Duncan Country 1965–1975
  National Country 1975–1982
  National 1982–1982
  Independent 1982–1988
  Bill Rixon National 1988–1999
  Thomas George National 1999–2019
  Janelle Saffin Labor 2019–present

Election results[edit]

2019 New South Wales state election: Lismore[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Austin Curtin 19,104 39.68 −2.78
Labor Janelle Saffin 12,328 25.61 −0.02
Greens Sue Higginson 11,693 24.29 −2.14
Independent Greg Bennett 2,530 5.25 +5.25
Animal Justice Alison Waters 1,184 2.46 +0.94
Sustainable Australia David Taylor 742 1.54 +1.54
Conservatives Paul Collits 564 1.17 +1.17
Total formal votes 48,145 96.96 −0.82
Informal votes 1,508 3.04 +0.82
Turnout 49,653 88.50 −1.29
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Janelle Saffin 21,856 51.35 +1.57
National Austin Curtin 20,710 48.65 −1.57
Labor gain from National Swing +1.57


  1. ^ "Lismore". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
  2. ^ State Electoral District of Lismore: First Preference Votes, NSWEC.
  3. ^ State Electoral District of Lismore: Distribution of Preferences, NSWEC.