2018-2022 electoral district map


Features of the district


The district of Reynell is largely residential and lies to the south-west of the metropolitan Adelaide area with the Gulf St Vincent coastline as its western boundary and Main South Road as its eastern boundary.


Approximately 33.06 km2


Reynell includes the suburbs of Christie Downs, Christies Beach, Hackham West, Lonsdale, Noarlunga Centre, O’Sullivan Beach, Port Noarlunga and Reynella, and also part of the suburb of Morphett Vale.


The district of Reynell was created at the 1991 boundary redistribution and was contested and represented for the first time in 1993.

Origin of the name

The district is named after John Reynell (1809 – 1873), a leading force and foundation member of the Agricultural and Horticultural Society of South Australia, who arrived in Adelaide on the Surrey in 1838. Reynell began pastoral operations from Reynella Farm in 1840, planting vines in 1841 and pioneering the export of claret and burgundy to New Zealand. Reynell is believed to have established the first commercial vineyard and winery in South Australia. In 1854 he sold part of his farm for the township of Reynella to expand.

Key boundary changes compared to 2014

Reynell gains the suburbs of Hackham West, Noarlunga Centre, Port Noarlunga and Reynella, and also the remainder of the suburb of Christies Beach. Reynell loses part of the suburb of Morphett Vale.

For full details see 2016 Report of the Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission (PDF 1.8 MB).

Representation and results

Members since first represented in 1993
Julie M. Greig LIB 1993 – 1997
Mary G. (Gay) Thompson ALP 1997 – 2010
Katrine Hildyard ALP 2014 –

Election results

2018 State Election results
2014 State Election results 
2010 State Election results