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Midland Electorate Profile (2021)

About the Midland Electorate

Map showing the boundaries of the Midland electorate for the 2021 election

PDF version of the Midland electorate map

PDF version of the East Metropolitan Region electorate map

Area (sq km): 65
Number of Electors: 31,623
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission.

Origin of the Name:
Midland is named after the Midland Railway Company, which in 1886 was contracted by the state government to build a railway line to Geraldton in return for grants of land. The company established its headquarters at the present site of Midland, and the town grew around the Midland Railway and the government's Eastern Railway. A railway station of Midland Junction was opened here in 1894, but when the municipality was named in 1895 it was named Helena Vale. The railway station kept its name and so much confusion arose that the town was renamed Midland Junction in 1901 and finally shortened to Midland in 1961.
Source: Western Australia. Department of Land Administration. Names and Places.

Suburbs and Towns within the Electorate:
Bellevue; Boya; Bushmead; Caversham *; Darlington *; Greenmount; Guildford; Hazelmere *; Helena Valley; Jane Brook; Koongamia; Middle Swan *; Midland; Midvale; Red Hill; South Guildford *; Stratton; Swan View; Viveash; West Swan *; Woodbridge
* = Suburb/Town split between more than one Electorate.
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission.

Legislative Council Region:
East Metropolitan

Local Governments within the Electorate:
Shire of Mundaring ; Statistical Profile of Shire of Mundaring
City of Swan ; Statistical Profile of City of Swan

Government: Caversham Valley Primary School; Clayton View Primary School; Governor Stirling Senior High School; Greenmount Primary School; Guildford Primary School; Helena Valley Primary School; Middle Swan Primary School; Midvale Primary School; Moorditj Noongar Community College; Swan View Primary School; Swan View Senior High School; Woodbridge Primary School.

Other: Guildford Grammar School; Helena River Steiner School; Indie School Western Australia; La Salle College; St Anthony's School; St Brigid's Primary School; Youth Futures Community School.

Local Newspapers:
  • Echo Newspaper
  • Midland Reporter
  • Hills Gazette

Books about Midland:
  • Andrew Gentile: Midland - a Swan Valley town, images from the passing of an era during the last years to century's end (128p. A Gentile, 2002)
  • Trea Wiltshire: A place in the hills - Darlington's first 50 years (72p. T Wiltshire, 1997)
  • Michael Bourke: On the Swan - a history of Swan District, Western Australia (367p. UWA Press, 1987)
  • Canon A Burton: The story of the Swan District, 1843-1939 (80p. Frank Daniels, 1939)
  • Harold Wilson: A history of the Anglican parish of Swan (99p. Access Press, 1997)
  • Anne Marshall: Hazelmere, more than just a pretty place - a social history of Bushmead/Hazelmere before European settlement to 1999 (248p. Hazelmere Progress Association, 2008)
  • Smyth, Chris: Midland railway workshops - a history in pictures, 1904-2004 (107p. St George Books, 2004)
  • W J De Burgh: A story of Swan location 16 (Woodbridge and Bushmead), Swan location M1 (Caversham), Swan location 16A and Helena location 7 (Waterhall) (42p. Hesperian Press, 2008)

Statistical Profile of the Midland Electorate


Information about the 2021 State General Election
Information about Previous Elections

Current Member

Michelle Roberts (ALP)

Michelle completed a Bachelor of Arts and a Diploma of Education at UWA, teaching at John Curtin SHS from 1983-1987. Michelle has an impressive list of personal achievements including being the youngest ever Deputy Lord Mayor of Perth, the first woman to be president of any major political party at a State level, the first woman Police Minister in Australia and the longest serving woman in the history of the Western Australian Parliament.

Michelle Roberts was elected to the WA Parliament in 1994 at a by-election for the seat of Glendalough following the retirement of former Premier Carmen Lawrence. Michelle was first elected to represent the seat of Midland in December 1996.

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Successive Members for the Midland Electorate

Constituency created under the Redistribution of Seats 1994

Name Party Term
Michelle Hopkins Roberts Australian Labor Party 1996 -

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)