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Armadale Electorate Profile (2021)

About the Armadale Electorate

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

PDF version of Armadale electorate map

PDF version of East Metropolitan Region electorate map

Area (sq km): 47
Number of Electors: 32,207
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission.

Origin of the Name:
Armadale derives its name from the railway station of Armadale which was established there in 1893. It is named after either of two Scottish towns of this name, one west of Edinburgh and the other on the North coast of Scotland.
Source: Western Australia. Department of Land Administration. Names and Places.

Suburbs and Towns within the Electorate :
Armadale; Brookdale; Camillo; Champion Lakes; Haynes; Hilbert; Kelmscott *; Mt Nasura; Mt Richon *; Seville Grove; 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

Government: Armadale Education Support Centre; Armadale Senior High School; Cecil Andrews College; Challis Community Primary School; Grovelands Primary School; Gwynne Park Education Support Centre; Gwynne Park Primary School; Kelmscott Senior High School; Kingsley Primary School; Neerigen Brook Primary School; Westfield Park Primary School; Willandra Primary School.

Other: Australian Christian College - Darling Downs; Dale Christian School; John Calvin Christian College; John Wollaston Anglican Community School; Kelmscott John Calvin School; Pioneer Village School; Sowilo Community High School; Xavier Catholic School.

Local Newspapers:
  • Southern Gazette
  • Hills Gazette
  • Echo
  • Kalamunda Reporter

Books about Armadale:
  • Daphne Popham: First stage South - a history of the Armadale - Kelmscott district (204p. Town of Armadale, 1980)
  • Kim Fletcher: Spanning the years 1894-1994 - a pictorial history of Armadale Kelmscott (52p. Armadale Kelmscott Historical Society, 1994)

Statistical Profile of the Armadale Electorate


Information on the 2021 State General Election
Information on Previous Elections

Current Member

Dr Tony Buti (ALP)

Dr Antonio (Tony) Buti was educated at The University of Western Australia, Australian National University, Oxford University and Yale Law School where he undertook a second doctorate.

Dr Buti lectured in law at The University of Western Australia and has written books, articles and other publications on the removal of Aboriginal children from their families, the death penalty, human rights, British child migrants, trusts law and sports law. Tony has worked as a high school teacher, lawyer, AFL player agent, and legal academic.

Dr Buti is the Minister for Education; Aboriginal Affairs; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests.

Contact details and Speeches



Successive Members for the Armadale Electorate

Constituency created under Redistribution of Seats 1982

Name Party Term
Robert John Pearce Australian Labor Party 1983 - 1993
Elsie Kay Hallahan Australian Labor Party 1993 - 1996
Alannah Geraldine Joan MacTiernan Australian Labor Party 1996 - 2010
Antonio (Tony) de Paulo Buti Australian Labor Party 2010 -

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)