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Division of Hume

Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Hume in New South Wales, as of the 2016 federal election
MPAngus Taylor
NamesakeHamilton Hume
Electors121,842 (2022)
Area17,240 km2 (6,656.4 sq mi)
DemographicRural and provincial
Electorates around Hume:
Riverina Calare Macquarie
Riverina Hume Macarthur
Riverina Eden-Monaro Whitlam

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


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 of Hume is located between southwestern Sydney and the border with the Australian Capital Territory. It includes the regional city of Goulburn and surrounding towns. It contains four local government areas: the Cowra Shire, the Goulburn Mulwaree Council, the Upper Lachlan Shire and parts of the Hilltops Council.


Hamilton Hume, the division's namesake

The division was proclaimed in 1900, and was one of the original 65 divisions to be contested at the first federal election. The division was named after Hamilton Hume, one of the first Europeans to travel through the area.

The division is located in the central part of the state, north of the Australian Capital Territory. The division covers a large rural and regional area, with agriculture being the main industry. It also includes a portion of outer Sydney suburbs at its northeastern extremity. It includes Boorowa and Goulburn in the west, parts of the Southern Highlands in the centre and Camden in the east. It includes the entire local government areas of Goulburn Mulwaree and Upper Lachlan shires and parts of Camden Council, Hilltops Council, the City of Liverpool, the City of Penrith, Wingecarribee Shire and Wollondilly Shire. Towns include Appin, Bargo, Boorowa, Bundanoon, Camden, Camden Park, Colo Vale, Crookwell, Exeter, Goulburn, Hill Top, Marulan, Menangle, Meryla, Narellan, Oakdale, Penrose, Picton, Tahmoor, Tarago, Taralga, The Oaks, Thirlmere, Werai (part), Wingello (part), Wilton and Yerrinbool (part).

The current Member for Hume, since the 2013 federal election, is Angus Taylor, a member of the Liberal Party of Australia.


Image Member Party Term Notes
  Sir William Lyne
Protectionist 29 March 1901
26 May 1909
Previously held the New South Wales Legislative Assembly seat of Hume. Served as minister under Barton and Deakin. Lost seat
  Independent 26 May 1909 –
31 May 1913
  Robert Patten
Liberal 31 May 1913
17 February 1917
Retired. Later elected to the Senate in 1925
  Nationalist 17 February 1917 –
26 March 1917
  Franc Falkiner
5 May 1917
3 November 1919
Previously held the Division of Riverina. Did not contest in 1919. Failed to win a Senate seat
  Parker Moloney
Labor 13 December 1919
19 December 1931
Previously held the Division of Indi. Served as minister under Scullin. Lost seat
  Thomas Collins
Country 19 December 1931
21 August 1943
Served as minister under Menzies and Fadden. Lost seat
  Arthur Fuller
Labor 21 August 1943
10 December 1949
Served as Chief Government Whip in the House under Chifley. Lost seat
  Charles Anderson
Country 10 December 1949
28 April 1951
Lost seat
  Arthur Fuller
Labor 28 April 1951
10 December 1955
Lost seat
  Charles Anderson
Country 10 December 1955
9 December 1961
Lost seat
  Arthur Fuller
Labor 9 December 1961
30 November 1963
Lost seat
  Ian Pettitt
Country 30 November 1963
2 December 1972
Lost seat
  Frank Olley
Labor 2 December 1972
18 May 1974
Lost seat
  Stephen Lusher
Country 18 May 1974
2 May 1975
Lost seat
  National Country 2 May 1975 –
16 October 1982
  Nationals 16 October 1982 –
1 December 1984
  Wal Fife
Liberal 1 December 1984
8 February 1993
Previously held the Division of Farrer. Retired
  John Sharp
Nationals 13 March 1993
31 August 1998
Previously held the Division of Gilmore. Served as minister under Howard. Retired
  Alby Schultz
Liberal 3 October 1998
5 August 2013
Previously held the New South Wales Legislative Assembly seat of Burrinjuck. Retired
  Angus Taylor
7 September 2013
Served as minister under Turnbull and Morrison. Incumbent

Election results

2022 Australian federal election: Hume[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Angus Taylor 45,177 43.12 −10.17
Labor Greg Baines 20,864 19.92 −6.65
Independent Penny Ackery 16,045 15.32 +15.32
One Nation Rebecca Thompson 7,700 7.35 +7.35
Greens Karen Stewart 5,194 4.96 −0.14
United Australia Garry Dollin 4,780 4.56 −0.26
Shooters, Fishers, Farmers Ross Seller 3,108 2.97 +2.97
Independent Sheneli Dona 1,124 1.07 +1.07
Liberal Democrats Joaquim de Lima 770 0.73 +0.73
Total formal votes 104,762 92.87 −0.67
Informal votes 8,040 7.13 +0.67
Turnout 112,802 92.68 −1.41
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Angus Taylor 60,467 57.72 −5.27
Labor Greg Baines 44,295 42.28 +5.27
Liberal hold Swing −5.27


  1. ^ Muller, Damon (14 November 2017). "The process of federal redistributions: a quick guide". Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  2. ^ Hume, NSW, 2022 Tally Room, Australian Electoral Commission.

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