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Cockburn Electorate Profile (2021)

About the Cockburn Electorate

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

PDF version of the Cockburn electorate map

PDF version of the South Metropolitan Region electorate map

Area (sq km): 45
Number of Electors: 30,783
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission.

Origin of the Name:
Cockburn Sound was named by Captain James Stirling in March 1827, after Admiral Sir George Cockburn, born in London, 22 April 1772, died at Learmington, England 19 August 1853. He served at the reduction of Martinique in 1809, and assisted at the capture of Washington 1814. It was he who took Napoleon to Saint Helena after the Battle of Waterloo.
Source: Western Australia. Department of Land Administration. Names and Places.

Suburbs and Towns within the Electorate:
Atwell; Beeliar; Cockburn Central; Coogee *; Henderson *; Lake Coogee *; Munster *; South Lake *; Success; Yangebup
* = 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 Cockburn ; Statistical Profile of City of Cockburn

Government: Atwell College; Atwell Primary School; Beeliar Primary School; Coogee Primary School; Harmony Primary School; Jandakot Primary School; South Coogee Primary School; Success Primary School; Yangebup Primary School.

Other: Divine Mercy College; Emmanuel Catholic College; Havenport MSL College; Mater Christi Catholic Primary School; St Jerome's Primary School.

Local Newspapers:
  • Cockburn City Herald
  • Cockburn Gazette

Books about Cockburn:
  • Michael Berson: Cockburn - the making of a community (244p. Town of Cockburn, 1978)

Statistical Profile of the Cockburn Electorate


Information about the 2021 State General Election
Information about Previous Elections

Current Member

David Scaife (ALP)

David grew up in country WA and now lives in Yangebup. He graduated in Arts and Law from UWA and has been admitted to the W.A. Supreme Court and the High Court of Australia.

For the last decade he has been working as an employment lawyer, standing up for people who have been treated unfairly at work.

Family and community are very important to him.

Contact details and Speeches


Successive Members for the Cockburn Electorate

Constituency created under the Redistribution of Seats 1994

Henry Curran Australian Labor Party 1962 - 1968
Alexander Donald (Don) Taylor Australian Labor Party 1968 - 1984
Clive Matthew Hughes Australian Labor Party 1984 - 1986b
Norman (Norm) Richard Marlborough Australian Labor Party 1986b - 1989
William (Bill) Ian Thomas Australian Labor Party 1989 - 2001
Francis (Fran) Michael Logan Australian Labor Party 2001 - 2021
David Scaife Australian Labor Party 2021 -

b = by-election
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)