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Baldivis Electorate Profile (2021)

About the Baldivis Electorate

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

PDF version of Baldivis Electorate map

PDF version of the South Metropolitan Region electorate map

Area (sq km): 103
Number of Electors: 32,554
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission.

Origin of the name:
This suburb was one of the State Government's Group Settlement schemes which was implemented in the 1920s to alleviate unemployment. A school building was completed and was given the name 'Baldivis' - a name coined by local settlers after three ships that brought them to WA in 1922, the 'Balranald', the 'Diogenes' and the 'Jervis Bay'. The most coincidental item is that all three ships were built in the same place and in the same year. Also, all of the vessels made their maiden voyage to WA within six weeks of each other.
Source: Western Australia. Department of Land Administration. Names and Places.

Suburbs and Towns within the Electorate:
Baldivis *; Cooloongup *; Waikiki *; Wellard *
* = Suburb/Town split between more than one electorate.
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission.

Legislative Council Region:
South Metropolitan

Local Governments within the Electorate:
City of Rockingham ; Statistical Profile of City of Rockingham
City of Kwinana ; Statistical Profile of City of Kwinana

Government: Baldivis Gardens Primary School; Baldivis Primary School; Baldivis Secondary College; Makybe Rise Primary School; Pine View Primary School; Ridge View Secondary College; Rivergums Primary School; Settlers Primary School; Sheoak Grove Primary School; Tuart Rise Primary School; Waikiki Primary School; Wellard Primary School.

Other: Mother Teresa Catholic College; Peter Carnley Anglican Community School; Rockingham John Calvin School; South Coast Baptist College; The King's College; Tranby College.

Local Newspapers:
Albany Advertiser
Albany Extra
Denmark Bulletin
Great Southern Herald
Great Southern Weekender
Narrogin Observer

Books about Baldivis:
  • Richard Draper: Rockingham - the visions unfold: a history of the Rockingham district (426p. City of Rockingham, 1997)

Statistical Profile of the Baldivis Electorate


Information on the 2021 State General Election
Information on Previous Elections

Current Member

Reece Whitby (ALP)

Reece's interest in community and current events led him to a career in journalism. He started as a cadet reporter on a country newspaper, followed by experience with the ABC, Channel Nine and Channel Seven. This stimulated his interest in the potential for politics to help create a better, fairer community.

Reece has been a Labor member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly since the 2017 state election, representing Baldivis. Reece Whitby is the Minister for Environment; Climate Action.

Contact details and Speeches



Successive Members for the Baldivis Electorate

Constituency created under Redistribution of Seats 2015

Name Party Term
Reece Whitby 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)