Area (km2):4,344; Number of Electors: 26,799 (9 March 2015)
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission. State Electorate Information.
Nomenclature: The townsite of Collie is located in the south west agricultural region, 202 kilometres south south east of Perth, and about 50 kilometres east of Bunbury. It is situated on the Collie River after which it is named. The river, which rises in the Darling Range and flows into Leschenault Estuary near Bunbury, is named after Dr Alexander Collie. Collie, a Royal Navy surgeon, and Lt. William Preston of HMS Sulphur, explored this country and discovered the river in 1829, and Captain James Stirling, the Lieutenant Governor, named it in Collie's honour. Collie was appointed the first Resident Magistrate at Albany in 1831, was later appointed Colonial Surgeon, and died at Albany in 1836.
The townsite of Preston is located in the south west agricultural region, 228 km south of Perth and 18 km from Donnybrook in the Preston River valley. It derives its name from the river on which it is located, which was named in honour of Lieutenant William Preston RN, its discoverer along with Dr Alexander Collie in November 1829.
(Source: Western Australia. Department of Land Administration. Names and Places. )
Suburbs/Towns: Allanson, Australind*, Boyanup, Buckingham, Burekup, Capel, Capel River, Cardiff, Collie, Collie Burn, Crooked Brook, Dardanup, Dardanup West, Shire of Donnybrook Balingup, Eaton, Elgin, Ferguson, Forrest Beach, Gelorup, Gwindinup, Harris River, Henty, Ludlow*, Lyalls Mill, Millbridge, Muja, Mungalup, North Boyanup, Palmer, Paradise, Peppermint Grove Beach, Picton East, Preston Settlement, Stirling Estate, Stratham, The Plains, Waterloo, Wellington Forest, Wellington Mill, Worsley, and Yourdamung Lake.
* = Suburb/Town split between more than one District.
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission. State Electorate Information
Allanson Primary School; Amaroo Primary School; Australind Primary School; Australind Senior High School; Boyanup Primary School; Bunbury Engagement Centre; Capel Primary School; Clifton Park Primary School; Collie Senior High School; Dardanup Primary School; Eaton Community College; Eaton Primary School; Fairview Primary School; Glen Huon Primary School; River Valley Primary School; Wilson Park Primary School
Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School; Child Side School; Leschenault Catholic Primary School; Our Lady of Lourdes School; St Brigid's School