2022–2026 electoral district map

Electoral District of Lee (PDF, 697KB)

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.


Approximately 18.3 km2


Lee 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 name

The 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

Members since first represented in 1993
Joseph P. (Joe) Rossi LIB 1993–1997
Michael J. Wright ALP 1997–2014
Stephen Mulligan ALP 2014–present

Election results