2022-2026 electoral district map
Features of the district
LocationThis large rural district is located south-east of Adelaide and the Adelaide Hills and features hinterland farming areas, vineyards, the city of Murray Bridge on the River Murray and Monarto Safari Park.
AreaApproximately 3,340 km2
LocalitiesHammond incorporates the Rural City of Murray Bridge, well as parts of Alexandrina, Mount Barker District and Mid Murray councils. Notable localities include Mannum, Langhorne Creek, Strathalbyn, Wellington and Callington.
Hammond was contested and represented for the first time in 1997, following its creation at the 1994 boundaries redistribution.
Origin of the name
The district is named after Ruby Florence Hammond (1936-1993), who was the first South Australian Aboriginal person to stand for parliament. Hammond was an Aboriginal rights campaigner and very active in public affairs, serving the general community and the Aboriginal people - particularly in relation to policy formulation - with great note.
Key boundary changes following the 2020 redistribution
Hammond gains the localities of Belvidere, Gemmells, Highland Valley, Red Creek, Salem, Strathalbyn, Willyaroo and Woodchester and the remainder of the localities of Bletchley and Hartley.
Hammond loses the District Council of Karoonda East Murray (incorporating localities including Karoonda, Sandalwood, Wanbi and Wynarka), Southern Mallee District Council (incorporating localities including Lameroo and Pinnaroo), the remainder of Coorong District Council (including the localities of Tailem Bend, Wellington East and Yumali) and a portion of Mid Murray Council (including the localities of Claypans, Teal Flat and Younghusband). It also loses the localities of Bowhill, Clayton Bay, Mannum, Milang, and Point Sturt and a portion of Lake Alexandrina.
For full details see the 2020 Report of the Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission (PDF 1.6 MB).
Representation and results
|Ivan P. Lewis||LIB/IND/CLIC (*)||1997 - 2006|
|Adrian S. Pederick||LIB||2006 -|
* Lewis was first elected as a Liberal, became an Independent in July 2000 and then won re-election under the CLIC banner in 2002.