2022-2026 electoral district map

Electoral District of Ramsay (842 KB)

Features of the district

Location

This district is situated toward the northern fringes of metropolitan Adelaide. It is made up predominantly of residential suburbs along with some industrial areas, and is crossed by the Little Para River.

Area

Approximately 29.2 km2

Localities

Ramsay includes the suburbs of Brahma Lodge, Burton, Direk, Elizabeth Vale, Salisbury, Salisbury North, Salisbury Plain, Salisbury South, and part of the suburbs of Elizabeth South and Paralowie.

History

The district of Ramsay was created at the 1983 boundary redistribution and was contested and represented for the first time in 1985. 

Origin of the name

The district is named after Alexander Maurice Ramsay CBE (1914 – 1978), who was General Manager of the South Australian Housing Trust for over 25 years, and was a prominent figure in community affairs, devoting his efforts to improving the lives of South Australians.

Key boundary changes following the 2020 redistribution

Ramsay gains the suburbs of Brahma Lodge, Burton, Direk, Elizabeth Vale and Salisbury South. It also gains a portion of the suburb of Elizabeth South and the remainder of the suburb of Salisbury North. Ramsay loses the suburb of Salisbury Downs and a portion of the suburb of Paralowie.

For full details see the 2020 Report of the Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission (1.6 MB).

Representation and results

Members since first represented in 1985
MemberAffiliationPeriod
Lynn M. F. Arnold ALP 1985 – 1993
Michael D. (Mike) Rann ALP 1993 – 2012
Zoe Bettison ALP *2012 – 

*by-election

Election results

2018 State Election results
2014 State Election results 
2012 By-election results
2010 State Election results