Division of Watson

Australian federal electoral division

The Division of Watson is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales. It was set up for the 1993 election to replace the abolished Division of St George. It is named after Chris Watson, the first Labor Prime Minister of Australia.[2]

Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Watson (green) in New South Wales
MPTony Burke
NamesakeChris Watson
Electors101,329 (2013)[1]
Area42 km2 (16.2 sq mi)
DemographicInner Metropolitan
Chris Watson

The division is located in the southern suburbs of Sydney, including Belfield, Belmore, Burwood Heights, Campsie, Chullora, Clemton Park, Enfield, Greenacre, Lakemba, Mount Lewis, Roselands, Strathfield South and Wiley Park and parts of Ashbury, Bankstown, Beverly Hills, Burwood, Canterbury, Croydon, Croydon Park, Earlwood, Kingsgrove, Narwee, Punchbowl, Riverwood and Strathfield.[2]


There was an earlier Division of Watson (1934-69). It was in the south-eastern suburbs of Sydney, however that Division is not connected to this one except in name.


Member Party Term
  Leo McLeay Labor 1993–2004
  Tony Burke Labor 2004–present

Leo McLeay was Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives.

Election resultsEdit


  1. "NSW Division - Watson, NSW". Virtual Tally Room, Election 2013. Australian Electoral Commission. 27 September 2013. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Profile of the electoral division of Watson (NSW)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2014.

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Coordinates: 33°54′29″S 151°04′37″E / 33.908°S 151.077°E / -33.908; 151.077