Division of Brand

Australian federal electoral division

The Division of Brand is an Australian electoral division in the state of Western Australia. The division was named after Sir David Brand, a former state premier.[1] It was created in 1984 because of the large increase in population. It covers an area of 411 km² south of Perth.[1] It includes the City of Kwinana, City of Rockingham and the northern section of the City of Mandurah.[2]

Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Brand in Western Australia, 2016.
MPMadeleine King
NamesakeSir David Brand
Electors106,963 (2019)
Area377 km2 (145.6 sq mi)
DemographicOuter Metropolitan

According to the 2006 census, Brand is the electorate with the lowest proportion (12.6%) of residents with a university qualification.[3]


Image Member Party Term Notes
    Wendy Fatin
Labor 1984 Australian federal election, 1 December 1984 –
1996 Australian federal election, 29 January 1996
Previously held the Division of Canning. Served as minister under Bob Hawke and Paul Keating. Retired
    Kim Beazley
Labor 1996 Australian federal election, 2 March 1996 –
2007 Australian federal election, 17 October 2007
Previously held the Division of Swan. Served as Opposition Leader from 1996 to 2001, and 2005 to 2006. Retired
    Gary Gray
Labor 2007 Australian federal election, 24 November 2007 –
2016 Australian federal election. 9 May 2016
Served as minister under Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd. Retired
    Madeleine King
Labor 2016 Australian federal election, 2 July 2016

Wendy Fatin was Minister for the Arts in the early 1990s. Kim Beazley was Minister for Defence in the Hawke Government, and Deputy Prime Minister to Paul Keating. He took over the seat in 1996. He had been the member for Swan but changes in the boundaries showed he would lose it. At the 1996 election, Beazley won Brand by just 387 votes. Gary Gray was Minister for Resources and Energy, Minister for Tourism and Minister for Small Business in the Rudd Government.[4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Profile of the electoral division of Brand (WA)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2013. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  2. See redistributed boundary at foot of map AEC Boundary Map (PDF)
  3. Brand Australian Broadcasting Corporation: 2010 Election, accessed: 22 August 2010
  4. "The Hon Gary Gray AO, MP – Parliament of Australia". aph.gov.au. 2013. Retrieved 7 August 2013.

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Coordinates: 32°19′19″S 115°47′53″E / 32.322°S 115.798°E / -32.322; 115.798