2022–2026 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 Victorian border to the east.
Approximately 1936.8 km2
Mount Gambier incorporates the City of 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 during the Napoleonic Wars commanded the British fleet at the second battle of Copenhagen in 1807.
Key boundary changes following the 2020 redistribution
For full details see the 2020 Report of the Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission (PDF, 1.6MB)
Representation and results
|Rory J. McEwen||IND||2002–2010|
|Donald W. (Don) Pegler||IND||2010–2014|
|Troy Bell||LIB (2014–2017) / IND (2017–)||2014–present|
|Ronald F. Ralston||ALP||1938–1958|
|Allan R. Burdon||ALP||1962–1975|