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Electoral districts of Queensland

This is a list of current and former electoral divisions for the Legislative Assembly of Queensland, the state legislature for Queensland, Australia.

Contents

  • Current Districts by region 1
    • Districts in Far North Queensland 1.1
    • Districts in North Queensland 1.2
    • Districts in central Queensland 1.3
    • Districts in western Queensland 1.4
    • Districts in South East Queensland 1.5
      • Sunshine Coast 1.5.1
      • Brisbane – north region 1.5.2
      • Brisbane – south region 1.5.3
      • Gold Coast 1.5.4
      • Remainder of Southeast 1.5.5
  • History 2
    • 1859–1864 2.1
    • 1864–1872 2.2
    • 1872–1878 2.3
    • 1878–1900 2.4
    • 1901–1949 2.5
    • 1950–2009 2.6
  • External links 3
  • References 4

Current Districts by region

Districts in Far North Queensland

Districts in North Queensland

Districts in central Queensland

Districts in western Queensland

Districts in South East Queensland

Sunshine Coast

Brisbane – north region

Brisbane – south region

Gold Coast

Remainder of Southeast

History

1859–1864

The separation of Queensland as a separate colony in 1859 lead to the establishment of an initial 16 electoral districts, returning 26 members (that is, some elected multiple representatives, number of members in parentheses):[1] [2]

Members elected during this period:

1864–1872

In 1864, the Additional Members Act created six more electoral districts, each with 1 member,[1][2] resulting in the following set of electorates (number of members in parentheses):

This made a total of 22 electorates with 32 members.

Members elected for this period:

1872–1878

The Electoral Districts Act (1872) resulted in 42 one-member electorates for the 1873 election, while in 1875 the Cook District Representation Act added the Electoral district of Cook.[1][2]

Four electorates were renamed:

Two electorates were abolished:

Twenty-two new electorates were introduced at the 1873 elections (by the 1872 Act) plus Cook in 1876, resulting in the following set of electorates (number of members shown in parentheses) :

So 22 electorates with 2 abolished and 22 introduced resulted in 42 electorates each returning 1 member (1873) and 43 electorates each returning 1 member (1876).

Members elected during this period:

1878–1900

Districts redistributed or renamed 1878 to 1900

1901–1949

Districts redistributed or renamed between 1901 and 1949

1950–2009

Districts redistributed or renamed between 1950 and 2009

External links

  • Maps and Districts at the Electoral Commission of Queensland website
  • Queensland Historical Atlas

References

  1. ^ a b c "Key Dates and Events in Queensland Electoral and Parliamentary History" (PDF). Queensland Parliament. 
  2. ^ a b c "Representatives of Queensland State Electorates 1860 – 2012" (PDF). Queensland Parliament. 
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