2022-2026 electoral district map
Features of the district
The district of Lee is located to the north-west of the City of Adelaide, with the residential beachside suburbs of Semaphore Park, Tennyson and West Lakes Shore forming its western boundary.
AreaApproximately 18.3 km2
LocalitiesLee incorporates the suburbs of Albert Park, Hendon, Royal Park, Seaton, Semaphore Park, Tennyson, West Lakes and West Lakes Shore. It also includes a portion of the suburb of Grange.
The district was created at the 1991 boundary redistribution and first represented in 1993.
Origin of the nameThe district is named after the Irish-Australian women’s suffrage campaigner Mary Lee (1821 – 1909) who worked successfully for political and social reform. Secretary of the South Australian Women's Suffrage League, she directed the campaign for public acceptance of women's suffrage until the South Australian Parliament granted women the right to vote and stand for parliament in 1894. She also served with the Female Refuge ladies' committee, the Distressed Women's and Children's Committee and the Adelaide Sick Poor Fund. She campaigned against 'sweated' labour, proposed the formation of trade unions for women and became foundation secretary, later vice-president of the Working Women's Trade Union. She was the first woman to be appointed official visitor to lunatic asylums.
Key boundary changes following the 2020 redistribution
Lee gains the suburbs of Albert Park and Hendon. Lee loses a portion of the suburb of Grange.
For full details see the 2020 Report of the Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission (PDF 1.6 MB).
Representation and results
|Joseph P. (Joe) Rossi||LIB||1993 – 1997|
|Michael J. Wright||ALP||1997 – 2014|
|Stephen Mulligan||ALP||2014 –|