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Division of Lilley

Australian House of Representatives Division
Interactive map of boundaries
MPAnika Wells
NamesakeSir Charles Lilley
Electors112,391 (2022)
Area144 km2 (55.6 sq mi)
DemographicInner metropolitan

The Division of Lilley is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland.


Sir Charles Lilley, the division's namesake

The division was first proclaimed in 1913. The division is named after Sir Charles Lilley, a former Premier of Queensland and a former Chief Justice in the Supreme Court of Queensland.

The Division of Lilley includes sparsely populated areas of Brisbane Airport, tidal wetlands around Boondall, and industrial areas around Pinkenba.

It was held by the Liberal Party and its antecedents for all but four terms from 1913 to 1980. However, since 1980, it has tended to be a marginal Labor seat. It is currently represented by Labor MP Anika Wells. Notable former members include former Treasurer, former Deputy Leader of the Labor Party and Deputy Prime Minister, Wayne Swan, as well as George Mackay, who served as Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives during the first term of the Lyons Government, and Kevin Cairns, a minister in the McMahon government.


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]

Lilley stretches from Nundah in the south to the bayside suburbs of Sandgate and Brighton in the north, and as far west as Everton Park.

Lilley currently covers the north-eastern part of the City of Brisbane local government area, and includes Banyo, Boondall, Brighton, Chermside, Deagon, Geebung, Kedron, Northgate, Nudgee, Nundah, Pinkenba, Sandgate, Shorncliffe, Taigum, Virginia, Wavell Heights, Zillmere, and Aspley.


Image Member Party Term Notes
  Jacob Stumm
Liberal 31 May 1913
17 February 1917
Previously held the Legislative Assembly of Queensland seat of Gympie. Retired
  Nationalist 17 February 1917 –
26 March 1917
  George Mackay
5 May 1917
7 May 1931
Previously held the Legislative Assembly of Queensland seat of Gympie. Served as Speaker during the Lyons Government. Retired
  United Australia 7 May 1931 –
7 August 1934
  Sir Donald Cameron
15 September 1934
21 September 1937
Previously held the Division of Brisbane. Retired
  William Jolly
23 October 1937
21 August 1943
Lost seat
  Jim Hadley
Labor 21 August 1943
10 December 1949
Lost seat. Later elected to the Legislative Assembly of Queensland seat of Nundah in 1956
  Bruce Wight
Liberal 10 December 1949
9 December 1961
Lost seat
  Don Cameron
Labor 9 December 1961
30 November 1963
Lost seat
  Kevin Cairns
Liberal 30 November 1963
2 December 1972
Served as minister under McMahon. Lost seat
  Frank Doyle
Labor 2 December 1972
18 May 1974
Lost seat
  Kevin Cairns
Liberal 18 May 1974
18 October 1980
Lost seat
  Elaine Darling
Labor 18 October 1980
8 February 1993
  Wayne Swan
13 March 1993
2 March 1996
Lost seat
  Elizabeth Grace
Liberal 2 March 1996
3 October 1998
Lost seat
  Wayne Swan
Labor 3 October 1998
11 April 2019
Served as minister under Rudd and Gillard. Served as Deputy Prime Minister under Gillard. Retired
  Anika Wells
18 May 2019
Incumbent. Currently a minister under Albanese

Election results

2022 Australian federal election: Lilley[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Anika Wells 41,424 41.84 +6.20
Liberal National Vivian Lobo 29,530 29.83 −10.95
Greens Melissa Stevens 16,916 17.09 +3.08
One Nation Michelle Wilde 4,027 4.07 −1.28
United Australia Gerardine Hoogland 3,320 3.35 +1.10
Liberal Democrats Daniel Freshwater 2,412 2.44 +2.44
Informed Medical Options Stephen McGrath 1,378 1.39 +1.39
Total formal votes 99,007 97.30 +0.78
Informal votes 2,750 2.70 −0.78
Turnout 101,757 90.61 −1.54
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Anika Wells 59,941 60.54 +9.90
Liberal National Vivian Lobo 39,066 39.46 −9.90
Labor hold Swing +9.90


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

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