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Butler Electorate Profile (2021)

About the Butler Electorate

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

PDF version of the Butler electorate map

PDF version of the North Metropolitan Region electorate map

Area (sq km): 160
Number of Electors: 32,711
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission.

Origin of the Name:
This suburb name was chosen by the City of Wanneroo in 1979. The name honours John Butler who is the first recorded explorer of the area (1834). Butler settled in the Claremont area, and Butler's Swamp, now renamed Lake Claremont, was named after him.
Source: Western Australia. Department of Land Administration. Names and Places.

Suburbs and Towns within the Electorate:
Alkimos; Butler; Carabooda *; Eglinton; Jindalee; Merriwa; Ridgewood; Two Rocks; Yanchep
* = Suburb/Town split between more than one Electorate.
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission.

Legislative Council Region:
North Metropolitan

Local Governments within the Electorate:
City of Wanneroo ; Statistical Profile of City of Wanneroo

Government: Alkimos Beach Primary School; Alkimos College; Alkimos Primary School; Butler College; Butler Primary School; East Butler Primary School; John Butler Primary College; Merriwa Education Support Centre; Merriwa Primary School; Two Rocks Primary School; Yanchep Beach Primary School; Yanchep Lagoon Primary School; Yanchep Rise Primary School; Yanchep Secondary College.

Other: Alkimos Baptist College; Atlantis Beach Baptist College; Irene McCormack Catholic College; Northshore Christian Grammar School; St Francis Of Assisi Catholic Primary School; St James' Anglican School.

Local Newspapers:
  • Joondalup Weekender
  • North Coast Times

Books about Butler:
  • Jo Hamlet: The Yanchep Inn (104p, Readers' World, 1998)

Statistical Profile of the Butler Electorate


Information about the 2021 State General Election
Information about Previous Elections

Current Member

John Quigley (ALP)

John was educated in Secondary School to Year 10 after which he left school and worked on sheep stations in the Murchison/Pilbara area of Western Australia before becoming a truck driver for Brambles.

In his early 20s John undertook mature age studies, eventually graduating with a Law Degree from the University of Western Australia in the mid 70s.

John practised as a Barrister and Solicitor for 25 years mainly in the Criminal Law area, where his principal client was the Western Australian Police Union. He is currently the Attorney General and Minister for Electoral Affairs.

Contact details and Speeches



Successive Members for the Butler Electorate

Constituency created under the Redistribution of Seats 2011

Name Party Term
John Robert Quigley Australian Labor Party 2001 -

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)