Electoral districts of Queensland

This is a list of current and former electoral divisions for the Legislative Assembly of Queensland, the state legislature for Queensland, Australia.

Current Districts by region

Districts in Far North Queensland

Districts in North Queensland

Districts in Central Queensland

Districts in South-West Queensland

Districts in South East Queensland

Greater Brisbane – Northern Districts

Greater Brisbane – Southern Districts

Sunshine Coast

Gold Coast

Remainder of Southeast

History

1859–1864

The separation of Queensland as a separate colony in 1859 lead to the establishment of an initial 16 electoral districts, returning 26 members (that is, some elected multiple representatives, number of members in parentheses):[1] [2]

Members elected during this period:

1864–1872

In 1864, the Additional Members Act created six more electoral districts, each with 1 member,[1][2] resulting in the following set of electorates (number of members in parentheses):

This made a total of 22 electorates with 32 members.

Members elected for this period:

1872–1878

The Electoral Districts Act (1872) resulted in 42 one-member electorates for the 1873 election, while in 1875 the Cook District Representation Act added the Electoral district of Cook.[1][2]

Four electorates were renamed:

Two electorates were abolished:

Twenty-two new electorates were introduced at the 1873 elections (by the 1872 Act) plus Cook in 1876, resulting in the following set of electorates (number of members shown in parentheses) :

So 22 electorates with 2 abolished and 22 introduced resulted in 42 electorates each returning 1 member (1873) and 43 electorates each returning 1 member (1876).

Members elected during this period:

1878–1900

Districts redistributed or renamed 1878 to 1900

1901–1949

Districts redistributed or renamed between 1901 and 1949

1950–2017

Districts redistributed or renamed between 1950 and 2017

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