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Darling Range Electorate Profile (2021)

About the Darling Range Electorate

Map showing the boundaries of the Darling Range electorate for the 2021 election

PDF version of the Darling Range electorate map

PDF version of the East Metropolitan Region electorate map

Area (sq km): 1395
Number of Electors: 29,181
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission.

Origin of the Name:
Named after the Darling Range. The Range was named General Darling Range by Captain James Stirling March 1827 after General Sir Ralph Darling, the then Governor of New South Wales. "General" was soon dropped from the name.
Source: Western Australia. Department of Land Administration. Names and Places.

Suburbs and Towns within the Electorate:
Ashendon; Bedfordale; Byford; Cardup; Darling Downs; Hopeland; Jarrahdale; Karragullen; Karrakup; Kelmscott *; Keralup; Keysbrook *; Mardella; Mt Richon *; Mundijong; Oakford; Oldbury; Roleystone; Serpentine; Whitby; Wungong *
* = Suburb/Town split between more than one Electorate.
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission.

Legislative Council Region:
East Metropolitan

Local Governments within the Electorate:
City of Armadale; Statistical Profile of City of Armadale
Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale; Statistical Profile of Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale
City of Rockingham; Statistical Profile of City of Rockingham

Government: Armadale Primary School; Beenyup Primary School; Byford Primary School; Byford Secondary College; Clifton Hills Primary School; Jarrahdale Primary School; Kelmscott Primary School; Marri Grove Primary School; Mundijong Primary School; Roleystone Community College; Serpentine Primary School; West Byford Primary School; Woodland Grove Primary School.

Other: Byford John Calvin School; Court Grammar School; Eton Farm Primary School; Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School; Salvado Catholic College; Southern Hills Christian College.

Local Newspapers:
  • Kalamunda Reporter
  • Examiner
  • Comment News
  • Darlington Review
  • Echo Newspaper
  • Hills Gazette (Kalamunda)

Books about Darling Range:
  • Neil Coy: The Serpentine: a history of the Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale (268p. South West Printing and Publishing Company, 1984)
  • Wilma Mann: Harnessing voices - a people's history of the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale (211p. Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale, 2001)

Statistical Profile of the Darling Range Electorate


Information about the 2021 State General Election
Information about Previous Elections

Current Member

Hugh Jones (ALP)

Hugh has served in the Navy for 30 years and attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He has volunteered for the First Nations Homelessness Project, an organisation that seeks to improve the wellbeing of vulnerable families, and also has been an active volunteer in local landcare groups.

Hugh was elected as a councillor for the River Ward of the City of Armadale. He has raised his family locally and his wife is a primary school teacher in the area.

Contact details and Speeches



Successive Members for the Darling Range Electorate

Constituency created under the Redistribution of Seats 2007

Name Party Term
Anthony (Tony) James Simpson Liberal Party 2005 - 2017
Barry Urban Australian Labor Party 2017 - 2018
Alyssa Kathleen Hayden Liberal Party 2018b - 2021
Hugh Trevor Jones Australian Labor Party 2021 -

b = by-election
Black, David & Valerie Prescott. Election Statistics: Legislative Assembly of Western Australia, 1890-1996. Perth, WA: Parliament of Western Australia Electoral Commission, 1997.
Parliament of Western Australia, Members (website)