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Division of Banks

Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Banks in New South Wales, as of the 2019 federal election
MPDavid Coleman
NamesakeSir Joseph Banks
Electors107,786 (2022)
Area53 km2 (20.5 sq mi)
DemographicInner metropolitan

The Division of Banks is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales.


Sir Joseph Banks, the division's namesake

The division was created in 1949 and is named for Sir Joseph Banks, the British naturalist and botanist who accompanied James Cook on his voyage to Australia in 1770. It has always been based in the south-western and southern suburbs of Sydney, including the suburbs of Padstow, Panania, Peakhurst and Revesby.

Up until 2013, it was held since its creation by the Australian Labor Party, but has grown increasingly marginal from the 1990s onward. It was almost lost in 2004, but the 2006 redistribution added areas to the west in Bankstown and Condell Park which strengthened the seat for Labor. Those areas were lost in the 2009 redistribution, which pushed Banks into new areas to the east, around Hurstville. Long-term Labor member, Daryl Melham, was defeated at the 2013 federal election by current member David Coleman. Coleman became the first non-Labor member for the seat, breaking a 64-year tradition.


Since 1984, federal electoral division boundaries in Australia have been determined at redistributions by a redistribution committee appointed by the Australian Electoral Commission. Redistributions occur for the boundaries of divisions in a particular state, and they occur every seven years, or sooner if a state's representation entitlement changes or when divisions of a state are malapportioned.[1]

The division includes the suburbs of Allawah, East Hills, Hurstville Grove, Lugarno, Mortdale, Oatley, Padstow, Padstow Heights, Panania, Peakhurst, Peakhurst Heights, Picnic Point, Revesby Heights, and South Hurstville; and parts of Bankstown, Bankstown Aerodrome, Beverly Hills, Blakehurst, Carlton, Condell Park, Connells Point, Hurstville, Milperra, Narwee, Penshurst, Revesby, and Riverwood.[2]


Image Member Party Term Notes
  Eric Costa
Labor 10 December 1949
29 September 1969
  Vince Martin
25 October 1969
19 September 1980
Lost preselection and retired
  John Mountford
18 October 1980
19 February 1990
  Daryl Melham
24 March 1990
7 September 2013
Lost seat
  David Coleman
Liberal 7 September 2013
Served as minister under Turnbull and Morrison. Incumbent

Election results

2022 Australian federal election: Banks[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal David Coleman 41,622 45.22 −5.70
Labor Zhi Soon 32,459 35.26 −1.09
Greens Natalie Hanna 8,063 8.76 +2.94
United Australia Marika Momircevski 5,048 5.48 +3.27
One Nation Malcolm Heffernan 2,628 2.86 +2.86
Liberal Democrats Elouise Cocker 1,264 1.37 +1.37
Steve Khouw 961 1.04 +1.04
Total formal votes 92,045 93.36 +0.56
Informal votes 6,550 6.64 −0.56
Turnout 98,595 91.55 −1.48
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal David Coleman 48,969 53.20 −3.06
Labor Zhi Soon 43,076 46.80 +3.06
Liberal hold Swing −3.06
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Primary vote results in Banks (parties that did not get 5% of the vote are omitted)
  Lang Labor
  Australia Party / Australian Democrats
  Democratic Labour Party
  Communist Party of Australia
  One Nation
  Palmer United/United Australia Party
  Christian Democrats
  Against Further Immigration
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Two-candidate-preferred results in Banks


  1. ^ Muller, Damon (14 November 2017). "The process of federal redistributions: a quick guide". Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  2. ^ "Profile of the electoral division of Banks (NSW)". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 August 2022.
  3. ^ Banks, NSW, 2022 Tally Room, Australian Electoral Commission.

33°58′01″S 151°03′58″E / 33.967°S 151.066°E / -33.967; 151.066

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