2022–2026 electoral district map
Features of the district
This district is situated toward the northern fringes of metropolitan Adelaide. It is made up predominantly of residential suburbs along with some industrial areas, and is crossed by the Little Para River.
Approximately 29.2 km2
Ramsay includes the suburbs of Brahma Lodge, Burton, Direk, Elizabeth Vale, Salisbury, Salisbury North, Salisbury Plain, Salisbury South, and part of the suburbs of Elizabeth South and Paralowie.
The district of Ramsay was created at the 1983 boundary redistribution and was contested and represented for the first time in 1985.
Origin of the name
The district is named after Alexander Maurice Ramsay CBE (1914–1978), who was General Manager of the South Australian Housing Trust for over 25 years, and was a prominent figure in community affairs, devoting his efforts to improving the lives of South Australians.
Key boundary changes following the 2020 redistribution
Ramsay gains the suburbs of Brahma Lodge, Burton, Direk, Elizabeth Vale and Salisbury South. It also gains a portion of the suburb of Elizabeth South and the remainder of the suburb of Salisbury North. Ramsay loses the suburb of Salisbury Downs and a portion of the suburb of Paralowie.
For full details see the 2020 Report of the Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission (PDF, 1.6MB)
Representation and results
|Lynn M. F. Arnold||ALP||1985–1993|
|Michael D. (Mike) Rann||ALP||1993–2012|
|Zoe L. Bettison||ALP||2012*–present|