Electoral district of Ocean Reef

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Ocean Reef
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
State Western Australia
Dates current 2008–2017
Namesake Ocean Reef
Area 22 km2 (8.5 sq mi)
Demographic North Metropolitan

Ocean Reef was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia. It was located in Perth's northern suburbs, and was named after the suburb of Ocean Reef.


Ocean Reef was created at the 2007 redistribution out of most of the Mindarie electorate and parts of Joondalup and Hillarys. Its creation reflected both the growth of the City of Wanneroo region which now required three full electorates (Wanneroo, Mindarie and Girrawheen), and the increase in the number of metropolitan seats in accordance with the new one vote one value legislation.

Ocean Reef was a notional Labor seat upon its creation, but was one of a number of marginal seats that fell to the Liberal Party of Australia at the 2008 election. Liberal candidate Albert Jacob won it on a swing of six percent. He picked up a massive 16-point swing in 2013 amid the Liberals' landslide re-election victory. Ocean Reef was abolished in a 2015 redistribution, with effect from the 2017 state election. Its territory was distributed between Burns Beach (a new seat) and Joondalup.[1]


Ocean Reef extends from the Wanneroo-Joondalup coastal boundary southwards, taking in the suburbs of Burns Beach, Iluka, Kallaroo, Kinross, Mullaloo, Ocean Reef and most of Currambine.[2]

In the redistribution of 2011, the suburb of Mindarie was moved from the district of Mindarie into the district of Ocean Reef, effective at the 2013 election. The district of Mindarie was renamed Butler as a result.

Members for Ocean Reef[edit]

Member Party Term
  Albert Jacob Liberal 2008–2017

Election results[edit]

Western Australian state election, 2013: Ocean Reef
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Albert Jacob 13,700 65.1 +18.8
Labor Philippa Taylor 5,384 25.6 –13.1
Greens Mary O'Byrne 1,409 6.7 –3.5
Christians Lyn Kennedy 301 1.4 –0.6
Family First Aliné Croll 243 1.2 –1.7
Total formal votes 21,037 93.6 -1.3
Informal votes 1,430 6.4 +1.3
Turnout 22,467 90.1
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Albert Jacob 14,507 69.0 +16.3
Labor Philippa Taylor 6,527 31.0 –16.3
Liberal hold Swing +16.3


  1. ^ 2015 Final Boundaries by Region and District, Western Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  2. ^ Western Australian Electoral Commission (29 October 2007). "2007 Electoral Distribution - Final Boundaries - North Metropolitan - Ocean Reef". Archived from the original on 2008-10-07. Retrieved 2008-08-05.