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Division of Fadden

Australian House of Representatives Division
Interactive map of boundaries
MPCameron Caldwell
PartyLiberal National
NamesakeSir Arthur Fadden
Electors127,812 (2022)
Area387 km2 (149.4 sq mi)

The Division of Fadden is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland, covering most of the northern Gold Coast, including Coomera, Labrador, Ormeau, Pimpama and Runaway Bay.


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]


Sir Arthur Fadden, the division's namesake

The division was created in 1977 and is named after Sir Arthur Fadden, Prime Minister of Australia in 1941. When it was created it included a large area south of Brisbane, from the far south of the city to the Gold Coast hinterland, and was a marginal seat that changed hands between the Liberal Party and Australian Labor Party. A 1984 redistribution pushed it further into Brisbane, and it remained a marginal Liberal seat for most of the 1980s. A 1996 redistribution pushed it into the Gold Coast, and since then it has been a comfortably safe Liberal seat.

By 2004, it had moved almost clear of its original boundaries to become an exclusively Gold Coast seat.


Image Member Party Term Notes
  Don Cameron
Liberal 10 December 1977
5 March 1983
Previously held the Division of Griffith. Lost seat. Later elected to the Division of Moreton in 1983
  David Beddall
Labor 5 March 1983
1 December 1984
Transferred to the Division of Rankin
  David Jull
Liberal 1 December 1984
17 October 2007
Previously held the Division of Bowman. Served as minister under Howard. Retired
  Stuart Robert
24 November 2007
19 July 2010
Served as minister under Turnbull and Morrison. Resigned to retire from politics
  Liberal National 19 July 2010 –
18 May 2023
  Cameron Caldwell 15 July 2023

Election results

2023 Fadden by-election [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal National Cameron Caldwell 43,554 49.08 +4.46
Labor Letitia Del Fabbro 19,580 22.06 –0.29
One Nation Sandy Roach 7,896 8.90 +0.22
Legalise Cannabis Suzette Luyken 6,424 7.24 +7.24
Greens Scott Turner 5,477 6.17 –4.56
Independent Belinda Jones 931 1.05 +1.05
Indigenous-Aboriginal Marnie Laree Davis 895 1.01 +1.01
Independent Stewart Brooker 805 0.91 –3.26
Sustainable Australia Quentin Bye 779 0.88 +0.88
Independent Kevin Young 641 0.72 +0.72
Australian Federation James Tayler 607 0.68 +0.68
Democrats Chris Simpson 589 0.66 +0.66
Australian Citizens Jan Pukallus 570 0.64 +0.64
Total formal votes 88,748 93.20 −2.49
Informal votes 6,473 6.80 +2.49
Turnout 95,221 72.54 −14.00
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Cameron Caldwell 56,224 63.35 +2.72
Labor Letitia Del Fabbro 32,524 36.65 –2.72
Liberal National hold Swing +2.72
Graphs are unavailable due to technical issues. There is more info on Phabricator and on
Primary vote results in Fadden (Parties that did not get 5% of the vote are omitted)
  Liberal/Liberal National
  Australian Democrats
  One Nation
  Palmer United/United Australia Party
Graphs are unavailable due to technical issues. There is more info on Phabricator and on
Two-candidate-preferred vote results in Fadden


  1. ^ Muller, Damon (14 November 2017). "The process of federal redistributions: a quick guide". Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  2. ^ "Fadden, QLD". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 1 August 2023.
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