2018-2022 electoral district map


Features of the district


This district located in the hills and foothills to the south-east of Adelaide combines densely-populated residential areas and hilly countryside.


Approximately 75.4 km2


Waite includes the suburbs of Belair, Blackwood, Brown Hill Creek, Coromandel East, Coromandel Valley, Crafers West, Craigburn Farm, Eden Hills, Glenalta, Hawthorndene, Kingswood, Lynton, Mitcham, Netherby, Springfield, Torrens Park and Urrbrae. It also includes parts of the suburb of Upper Sturt.


The district was created in 1936 and became effective at the 1938 elections.

Origin of the name

The district is named after Peter Waite (1834-1922), who arrived in South Australia in 1859 and acquired property at Urrbrae in 1874. Waite was Chairman of Elder's Wool and Produce Company in 1883 and Chairman of Directors of Elder Smith and Co. in 1888. He donated his Urrbrae estate to the University of Adelaide in 1913 and further land in 1915. He also gave 45 hectares to the South Australian government for the establishment of an agricultural high school. In 1923 the Waite Agricultural Research Institute was named after him.

Key boundary changes compared to 2014

Waite gains the suburbs of Blackwood, Coromandel East, Coromandel Valley, Crafers West, Craigburn Farm, Eden Hills, Glenalta and Hawthordene. Waite loses the suburbs of Clapham, Hawthorn, Lower Mitcham, Panorama, Pasadena, St Marys and Westbourne Park and parts of the suburbs of Belair, Colonel Light Gardens, Daw Park, Leawood Gardens and Upper Sturt.

Representation and results

Members since first represented in 1993
Stephen J. Baker LIB 1993 - 1997
Martin L.J. Hamilton-Smith LIB/IND 1997 - 2018
Sam Duluk LIB 2018 -

Election results

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