Electoral district of Shellharbour

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New South WalesLegislative Assembly
NSW Electoral District 2019 - Shellharbour.png
Location in the Illawarra region
StateNew South Wales
Dates current2007–present
MPAnna Watson
PartyLabor Party
Electors62,909 (2019)
Area292.39 km2 (112.9 sq mi)
Electorates around Shellharbour:
Wollondilly Keira Keira
Wollondilly Shellharbour Wollongong
Goulburn Kiama Kiama

Shellharbour is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is represented by Anna Watson who won Labor preselection after the former member Lylea McMahon decided not to contest the 2011 election.

It encompasses part of the City of Shellharbour (east of the South Coast line, as far south as Shell Cove, including Flinders, Shellharbour, Warilla, Barrack Heights, Barrack Point, Oak Flats, Mount Warrigal and Blackbutt) and the southwestern edge of the City of Wollongong (including Dapto, Kanahooka, Koonawarra, Horsley, Penrose and Yallah).[1]

The seat was created at the 2004 redistribution of electoral districts and took in the majority of voters from the abolished Illawarra, as well as territory that previously belonged to Wollongong and Kiama.

Members for Shellharbour[edit]

Member Party Term
  Lylea McMahon Labor 2007–2011
  Anna Watson Labor 2011–present

Election results[edit]

2019 New South Wales state election: Shellharbour[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Anna Watson 31,532 57.50 +4.76
Liberal Shane Bitschkat 14,924 27.21 +1.48
Greens Jamie Dixon 5,158 9.41 +0.09
Sustainable Australia Ken Davis 3,226 5.88 +5.88
Total formal votes 54,840 95.17 −0.40
Informal votes 2,783 4.83 +0.40
Turnout 57,623 91.60 −0.20
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Anna Watson 34,435 68.27 +1.30
Liberal Shane Bitschkat 16,005 31.73 −1.30
Labor hold Swing +1.30


  1. ^ "Shellharbour". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  2. ^ State Electoral District of Shellharbour: First Preference Votes, NSWEC.
  3. ^ State Electoral District of Shellharbour: Distribution of Preferences, NSWEC.