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Swan Hills Electorate Profile (2021)

About the Swan Hills Electorate

Map showing the boundaries of the Swan Hills electorate for the 2021 election

PDF version of the Swan Hills Electorate map

PDF version of the East Metropolitan Region Electorate map

Area (sq km): 1,334
Number of Electors: 30,263
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission.

Origin of the Name:
This is a "made-up" name created for the electorate because it encompasses portion of the Swan Valley and the hills area to the east of Perth. The Swan River was named by the Dutch explorer Willem Vlamingh in 1697 because of the number of Black Swans seen on the river.
Source: Western Australia. Department of Land Administration. Names and Places.

Suburbs and Towns within the Electorate:
Aveley *; Avon Valley National Park; Bailup; Baskerville; Beechina; Brigadoon; Bullsbrook; Chidlow; Ellenbrook *; Gidgegannup; Herne Hill; Melaleuca; Middle Swan *; Millendon; Mt Helena; Sawyers Valley; The Lakes; The Vines *; Upper Swan; Walyunga National Park; Wooroloo
* = 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 Swan; Statistical Profile of City of Swan
Shire of Mundaring; Statistical Profile of Shire of Mundaring

Government: Anne Hamersley Primary School; Arbor Grove Primary School; Aveley Secondary College; Bullsbrook College; Chidlow Primary School; Eastern Hills Senior High School; Ellen Stirling Primary School; Gidgegannup Primary School; Herne Hill Primary School; Malvern Springs Primary School; Mount Helena Primary School; Sawyers Valley Primary School; Upper Swan Primary School; Wooroloo Primary School.

Other: Bible Baptist Christian Academy; Holy Cross College; Swan Christian College.

Local Newspapers:
  • Comment News
  • Gosnells Examiner
  • Canning Times

Books about Swan Hills
  • G McDonald: The Gosnells story (City of Gosnells, 1988)

Statistical Profile of the Swan Hills Electorate


Information about the 2021 State General Election
Information about Previous Elections

Current Member

Jessica Shaw (ALP)

Jessica Shaw moved to the Swan Hills electorate when she first came to WA ten years ago and currently lives in Mount Helena. Her family has lived in the area for over twenty five years.

Jessica was elected to the seat of Swan Hills at the 2017 State Election.

Prior to her move into politics, Jessica worked in the Resources and Energy sector. She has held a range of senior commercial positions, focussing on the development and management of major energy infrastructure projects, both here in WA and throughout Australia.

Jessica is currently Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier; Minister for State and Industry Development, Jobs and Trade; Public Sector Management; Federal-State Relations.

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Successive Members for the Swan Hills Electorate

Constituency created under Redistribution of Seats 1988

Name Party Term
Gavan John Troy Australian Labor Party 1989 - 1993
June Dorothy van de Klashorst Liberal Party 1993 - 2001
Jaye Amber Radisich Australian Labor Party 2001 - 2008
Francesco (Frank) Angelo Alban Liberal Party 2008 - 2017
Jessica Jane Shaw Australian Labor Party 2017 -

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)