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Bateman Electorate Profile (2021)

About the Bateman Electorate

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

PDF version of the Bateman electorate map

PDF version of the South Metropolitan Region electorate map

Area (sq km): 27
Number of Electors: 30,328
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission.

Origin of the name:
The name is taken from Bateman Road which was itself named after the Bateman family. The name of "Bateman" is that of a well known Perth merchant firm. The company began business in 1857, but the family arrived in the colony on the "Medina" in 1830. John Bateman built a store in Fremantle dealing in merchandise of many kinds and became postmaster at Fremantle in 1833. He also took part in the establishment of a whaling business at Fremantle and after his death in 1855, his sons took over the family business and formed a company in 1857.
Source: Western Australia. Department of Land Administration. Names and Places.

Suburbs and Towns within the Electorate:
Alfred Cove *; Applecross; Ardross; Bateman; Booragoon; Brentwood *; Kardinya *; Mt Pleasant *; Murdoch *; Myaree *; Winthrop
* = 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 Melville; Statistical Profile of City of Melville

Government: Applecross Primary School; Applecross Senior High School; Ardross Primary School; Bateman Primary School; Booragoon Primary School; Brentwood Primary School; Kardinya Primary School; Mount Pleasant Primary School; Winthrop Primary School.

Other: Corpus Christi College; St Benedict's School; Yidarra Catholic Primary School.

Local Newspapers:
  • Melville Herald
  • Melville Time

Books about Bateman:
  • W.S. Cooper: A city for all seasons - the story of Melville (327p. City of Melville, 1989)

Statistical Profile of the Bateman Electorate


Information about the 2021 State General Election
Information about Previous Elections

Current Member

Kim Giddens (ALP)

Kim has worked as a mine site truck driver, primary school teacher in some of Australia’s most disadvantaged communities, in children’s rights, economic policy development, youth services, and local government in the East Kimberley.

As a mother of five boys, Kim is very well connected in the community through schools and local sporting groups.

Kim is the first female, and the first Labor MLA, for the Bateman electorate.

Contact details and Speeches



Successive Members for the Bateman Electorate

Constituency created under Redistribution of Seats 2007

Name Party Term
Charles Christian Porter Liberal Party 2008 - 2013
Matt Taylor Liberal Party 2013 - 2017
Dean Cambell Nalder Liberal Party 2017 - 2021
Kim Giddens Australian Labor Party 2021 -

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)