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Electoral district of Parramatta

New South WalesLegislative Assembly
Interactive map of district boundaries from the 2023 state election
StateNew South Wales
Dates current1856–present
MPDonna Davis
Electors57,023 (2019)
Area36 km2 (13.9 sq mi)
Electorates around Parramatta:
Winston Hills Epping Ryde
Winston Hills
Parramatta Drummoyne
Granville Auburn

Parramatta is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is currently held by Donna Davis of the Labor Party since the 2023 NSW state election.

Parramatta is an urban electorate in Sydney's inner north-west, roughly analogous to the City of Parramatta.


Oh its current boundaries, Parramatta takes in the suburbs of Camellia, Carlingford, Dundas, Dundas Valley, Ermington, Granville, Harris Park, Melrose Park, North Parramatta, North Rocks, Oatlands, Parramatta, Rosehill, Rydalmere, Telopea and Westmead, as well as part of Mays Hill.[1]


Letter by Sir Thomas Bavin to the electors of Parramatta to support the candidature of General Lloyd in 1929.

Parramatta is the only electorate to have existed continuously since the first Legislative Assembly election in 1856. It elected two members simultaneously from 1856 to 1880. In 1920, it absorbed Granville and elected three members under proportional representation. In 1927, it was divided into the single-member electorates of Parramatta, Granville and Auburn.

For most of its single member history since 1927 and prior to 2011 Parramatta was a safe Labor Party seat. Prior to 2011 it was last held by the Liberals by John Books from 1988 to 1991. The Liberal Party had hopes of winning back the seat at the 1994 by-election when it was a marginal ALP seat but the ALP retained the seat with a huge swing towards it.

Labor went into the 2011 election holding the seat with a margin of 13.1 percent, but Liberal challenger Geoff Lee won it on a swing of 25.8 percent, turning it into a safe Liberal seat in one stroke. He was reelected in 2015, the first time in over 60 years that the Liberals (or their predecessors) have been reelected in the seat's single member incarnation.

Members for Parramatta

Two members (1856–1880)
Member Party Term Member Party Term
  Henry Parker None 1856–1857   George Oakes None 1856–1860
  James Byrnes None 1858–1861  
    John Lackey None 1860–1864
  Arthur Holroyd None 1861–1864
  James Byrnes None 1864–1872   James Farnell None 1864–1874
  Hugh Taylor None 1872–1880  
  Charles Byrnes None 1874–1877
  William Long None 1877–1880
Single-member (1880–1920)
Member Party Term
  Charles Byrnes None 1880–1882
  Hugh Taylor None 1882–1887
  Free Trade 1887–1894
  Dowell O'Reilly Ind. Free Trade 1894–1895
  Free Trade 1895–1898
  William Ferris Protectionist 1898–1901
  Tom Moxham Liberal Reform 1901–1916
  Albert Bruntnell Liberal Reform 1916–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1920
Three members (1920–1927)
Member Party Term Member Party Term Member Party Term
  Albert Bruntnell Nationalist 1920–1927   Bill Ely Labor 1920–1922   Jack Lang Labor 1920–1927
  Thomas Morrow Nationalist 1922–1925
  Bill Ely Labor 1925–1927
Single-member (1927–present)
Member Party Term
  Albert Bruntnell Nationalist 1927–1929
  Herbert Lloyd Nationalist 1929–1930
  Joseph Byrne Labor 1930–1932
  George Gollan United Australia 1932–1945
  Liberal 1945–1953
  Kevin Morgan Labor 1953–1956
  Jim Clough Liberal 1956–1959
  Dan Mahoney Labor 1959–1976
  Barry Wilde Labor 1976–1988
  John Books Liberal 1988–1991
  Andrew Ziolkowski Labor 1991–1994
  Gabrielle Harrison Labor 1994–2003
  Tanya Gadiel Labor 2003–2011
  Geoff Lee Liberal 20112023
  Donna Davis Labor 2023–present

Election results

2023 New South Wales state election: Parramatta[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Donna Davis 22,704 47.0 +13.0
Liberal Katie Mullens 17,152 35.5 −14.5
Greens Ben Hammond 4,852 10.0 +2.1
One Nation Mritunjay Singh 2,464 5.1 +5.1
Sustainable Australia David Moll 1,109 2.3 +1.2
Total formal votes 48,281 96.9 +0.2
Informal votes 1,519 3.1 −0.2
Turnout 49,800 85.9 +2.4
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Donna Davis 26,355 58.6 +15.0
Liberal Katie Mullens 18,655 41.4 −15.0
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +15.0


  1. ^ "Parramatta". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  2. ^ LA First Preference: Parramatta, NSW State Election Results 2023, NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 13 April 2023.
  3. ^ LA Two Candidate Preferred: Parramatta, NSW State Election Results 2023, NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 13 April 2023.
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