2022–2026 electoral district map

Electoral District of Davenport (PDF, 914KB)

Features of the district


This southern suburbs district is located in the outer southern part of metropolitan Adelaide reaching from Main South Road south-east into the Adelaide Hills.


Approximately 47.5 km2


Davenport incorporates the suburbs of Aberfoyle Park, Bedford Park, Chandlers Hill, Darlington, Flagstaff Hill, O’Halloran Hill and Seacombe Heights. It also includes part of the suburb of Happy Valley.


The district was created at the 1969 boundary redistribution and first contested and represented in 1970.

Origin of the name

Davenport is named after Sir Samuel Davenport (1818-1906) a legislator, merchant and banker who lived in this area for many years. Davenport was elected to the Legislative Council in 1857 and was responsible for damming the Torrens Gorge, laying water pipes to the city and encouraging the cultivation of a diverse range of crops and fruits, including the production of olive oil and the introduction of the Ligurian bee.

Key boundary changes following the 2020 redistribution

Davenport gains the suburbs of Darlington, O’Halloran Hill and Seacombe Heights. It loses the suburb of Bellevue Heights and the locality of Cherry Gardens.  

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

Representation and results

Members since first represented in 1970
Joyce Steele LCL 1970–1973
Dean C. Brown LCL/LIB 1973–1985
Stanley G. Evans IND LIB/LIB 1985–1993
Iain F. Evans LIB 1993–2014 
Samuel J. (Sam) Duluk LIB 2015*–2018
Steve Murray LIB 2018–2022
Erin Thompson ALP 2022–present

* by-election

Election results