Division of Robertson

Australian federal electoral division

The Division of Robertson is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales. It was one of the 75 divisions set up for the first federal election in 1901. It was named after Sir John Robertson, the fifth Premier of New South Wales.[2]

Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Robertson (green) in New South Wales
MPLucy Wicks
NamesakeJohn Robertson
Electors100,820 (2013)[1]
Area978 km2 (377.6 sq mi)
Sir John Robertson

The division is located on the coast north of the Hawkesbury River. It includes the towns of Woy Woy, Gosford and Terrigal.[2]


Member Party Term
  Henry Willis Free Trade, Anti-Socialist 1901–1909
  Commonwealth Liberal 1909–1910
  William Johnson Labor 1910–1913
  William Fleming Commonwealth Liberal 1913–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1921
  Country 1921–1922
  Sydney Gardner Nationalist 1922–1931
  United Australia 1931–1940
  Eric Spooner United Australia 1940–1943
  Thomas Williams Labor 1943–1949
  Roger Dean Liberal 1949–1964
  William Bridges-Maxwell Liberal 1964–1969
  Barry Cohen Labor 1969–1990
  Frank Walker Labor 1990–1996
  Jim Lloyd Liberal 1996–2007
  Belinda Neal Labor 2007–2010
  Deborah O'Neill Labor 2010–2013
  Lucy Wicks Liberal 2013–present

Roger Dean resigned in 1964 to become the Administrator of the Northern Territory. Barry Cohen was the Minister for Home Affairs and the Environment from 1983 to 1984 and then Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Environment until 1987 in the Hawke government.

Election resultsEdit


  1. "NSW Division - Robertson, NSW". Virtual Tally Room, Election 2013. Australian Electoral Commission. 1 October 2013. Archived from the original on 2 November 2013. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Profile of the electoral division of Robertson (NSW)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2014.

Other websitesEdit

Coordinates: 33°22′55″S 151°12′47″E / 33.382°S 151.213°E / -33.382; 151.213