Mount Gambier

2018-2022 electoral district map

Electoral District of Mount Gambier map (PDF 545 kB)

Features of the district

Location
This district is situated in the far south-eastern part of the state around the city of Mount Gambier. It is bounded by the Southern Ocean to the south and the border with Victoria to the east.

Area
Approximately 1940 km2

Localities
Mount Gambier includes the City of Mount Gambier incorporating Mount Gambier and the District Council of Grant incorporating Port MacDonnell and Tarpeena. 

History

The district, previously named Gordon, was created at the 1998 boundary redistribution and first contested and represented in 2002. A previous electoral district of Mount Gambier existed from 1938 – 1993. 

Origin of the name
The district takes its name from the volcano and city at its centre, which were named after Admiral of the Fleet James Gambier, 1st Baron Gambier, GCB (1756 – 1833) who was the Royal Navy officer who commanded the British fleet during the Napoleonic Wars at the second battle of Copenhagen in 1807.

Key boundary changes compared to 2014
No changes. 

For full details see 2016 Report of the Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission.

Representation & Results

Members since first represented in 2002

Member  Affiliation  Period 
Rory J. McEwen IND  2002 – 2010
Donald W. (Don) Pegler IND 2010 – 2014
Troy Bell LIB (2014 – 2017) / IND (2017 – ) 2014 –

Members of historical electoral district of Mount Gambier (during its existence, 1938 – 1993)

Member  Affiliation  Period 
John Fletcher IND 1938 – 1958
Ronald F. Ralston ALP 1938 – 1958
Allan R. Burdon ALP 1962 – 1975
Harold Allison LIB 1975 – 1993 

Election results

2018 State Election results
2014 State Election results 
2010 State Election results  


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