2022-2026 electoral district map
Features of the district
LocationHeysen is an outer metropolitan Hills seat to the south-east of Adelaide which includes both residential Adelaide Hills suburbs in its west and orchard and farming areas in its centre, eastern and southernmost areas.
AreaApproximately 837.4 km2
Heysen incorporates the localities of Aldgate, Bridgewater, Chapel Hill, Cherry Gardens, Crafers, Echunga, Hahndorf, Heathfield, Kangarilla, Kuitpo, Meadows, Mylor, Stirling, Summertown, Uraidla, Willunga Hill and Yundi. It also includes portions of Montacute and Upper Sturt.
This list is indicative only – see the district map for more detailed information.
The district of Heysen has had two incarnations. Created at the 1969 redistribution, the district was abolished at the next redistribution in 1976. It was then revived again in 1983 and has been contested and represented continuously since 1985.
Origin of the name
The district is named after Sir Hans Heysen OBE (1877-1968), the prominent South Australian landscape artist. Born in Hamburg, Germany, Heysen migrated to South Australia in 1884 at the age of seven. Heysen became a well-known painter of Australian landscapes, winning the Wynne Prize for landscape painting a record nine times. Heysen made his home in Hahndorf, which, following the 2020 redistribution, once again forms part of the Heysen electoral district.
Key boundary changes following the 2020 redistribution
Heysen gains the localities of Ashton, Basket Range, Carey Gully, Castambul, Cherry Gardens, Cherryville, Coromandel East, Crafers West, Hahndorf, Marble Hill, Mount George, Norton Summit, Paechtown, Piccadilly, Summertown, Uraidla and Verdun. It also gains part of Montacute.
Heysen loses the localities of Belvidere, Bletchley, Bugle Ranges, Gemmells, Hartley, Highland Valley, Red Creek, Salem, Sandergrove, Strathalbyn, Willyaroo, Wistow and Woodchester, and a portion of the suburb of Onkaparinga Hills.
For full details see the 2020 Report of the Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission (PDF 1.6 MB).
Representation and results
|William P. McAnaney||LCL/LIB||1970 - 1975|
|David C. Wotton||LIB||1975 - 1977|
|David C. Wotton||LIB||1985 - 2002|
|Isobel M. Redmond||LIB||2002 - 2018|
|Joshua (Josh) Teague||LIB||2018 – present|