Mount Gambier

Current State electoral district map

 2014 District of Mount Gambier map (PDF 775 kB)

2014 State election results

Electors on roll - 23 898
Formal ballot papers - 21 436
Informal ballot papers - 616
Total ballot papers returned - 22 052

2014 two party preferred vote
LIB - 57.2%
IND - 42.8%

Members since first represented in 1938

Surname First Name Party Period
FLETCHER John IND

1938 – 1958

RALSTON Ronald F ALP

1958 – 1962

BURDON Allan R ALP

1962 – 1975

ALLISON Harold LIB

1975 - 1993

McEWEN Rory J IND

2002 - 2010

PEGLER Donald W IND

2010 - 2014

BELL Troy LIB 

2014 -

ALP = Australian Labor Party
IND = Independent
LIB = Liberal Party of Australia

History

First named at the 1936 redistribution, the name was discontinued in 1991 and revived by the 1998 redistribution (formerly Gordon).

Name origin: Named after Lord Gambier who commanded the British fleet at the second battle of Copenhagen in 1807. The aboriginal name for the district was ‘Nerebalam’ meaning 'eagles nest'.

Size: Approximately 1 951 km²

Location: This country district is situated in the most south-eastern part of the State around the rural city of Mount Gambier.

Key boundary changes compared to 2010: Mount Gambier loses the remainder of the Wattle Range Council. 

 2010 District of Mount Gambier map (PDF 691 kB)