2018-2022 electoral district map
Features of the district
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.
Approximately 1,940 km2
Mount Gambier includes the City of Mount Gambier incorporating Mount Gambier and the District Council of Grant incorporating Port MacDonnell and Tarpeena.
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
For full details see 2016 Report of the Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission (PDF 1.8 MB).
Representation and results
|Rory J. McEwen||IND||2002 – 2010|
|Donald W. (Don) Pegler||IND||2010 – 2014|
|Troy Bell||LIB (2014 – 2017) / IND (2017 – )||2014 –|
|John Fletcher||IND||1938 – 1958|
|Ronald F. Ralston||ALP||1938 – 1958|
|Allan R. Burdon||ALP||1962 – 1975|
|Harold Allison||LIB||1975 – 1993|