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Bicton Electorate Profile (2021)

About the Bicton Electorate

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

PDF version of the Bicton Electorate map

PDF version of the South Metropolitan Region electorate map

Area (sq km): 20
Number of Electors: 28,293
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission.

Origin of the name:
The present suburb of 'Bicton' once comprised four grants taken up in 1830 by Alfred Waylen, Joseph Cooper, William Habgood and John Hole Duffield respectively. Bicton was the name of Duffield's estate in his home village in South Devon, England. The vineyard he established upon his death in 1859 was also given this name.
Source: Western Australia. Department of Land Administration. Names and Places.

Suburbs and Towns within the Electorate:
Alfred Cove *; Attadale; Bicton; East Fremantle; Fremantle *; Melville; Myaree *; Palmyra *
* = 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 Fremantle ; Statistical Profile of City of Fremantle
City of Melville ; Statistical Profile of City of Melville
Town of East Fremantle

Schools
Government: Attadale Primary School; Bicton Primary School; Melville Primary School; Melville Senior High School; Palmyra Primary School; Richmond Primary School.

Other: Mel Maria Catholic Primary School; Our Lady Of Fatima School; Santa Maria College.


Local Newspapers:
  • Melville Herald
  • Melville Times

Books about Bicton:
  • W.S. Cooper: A city for all seasons - the story of Melville (327p. City of Melville, 1989)
  • Jack Lee: This is East Fremantle - the story of a town and its people (1979)

Statistical Profile of the Bicton Electorate

Elections

Information about the 2021 State General Election
Information about Previous Elections

Current Member

Lisa O'Malley (ALP)

Lisa grew up in a close-knit community in country Victoria, before moving to Western Australia with her husband Mark 23 years ago. Since then Lisa has always lived in the electorate, where she has fostered the same spirit of community she grew up with.

Lisa has a professional background in the health and fitness industry and taught aqua aerobics part-time at the Fremantle pool.

Lisa has always been passionate about education, and was inspired to form the Save Our Schools action group with other parents. Aside from her involvement with the P&Cs at Palmyra Primary School and Melville Senior High School, Lisa has also been a state councillor for the WA Council of State School Organisations (WACSSO).

In 2015 Lisa was elected as City of Melville councillor for the Palmyra/Melville/Willagee ward. Until recently, Lisa also managed the Palmyra Farmers Market and published the quarterly Palmyra Together newsletter.

Contact details and Speeches

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Successive Members for the Bicton Electorate

Constituency created under the Redistribution of Seats 2015

NamePartyTerm
Lisa O'Malley Australian Labor Party 2017 -

Source:
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) http://www.parliament.wa.gov.au