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Dawesville Electorate Profile (2021)

About the Dawesville Electorate

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

PDF version of the Dawesville Electorate map

PDF version of the South West Region electorate map

Area (sq km): 66
Number of Electors: 31,293
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission.

Origin of the Name:
Named after the suburb of Dawesville. It was an unofficial name used by developers in the 1950s. Land subdivided in this area was owned by L.S. Dawe and R.L. Dawe after whom "Dawesville Estate" was named. This unofficial name became widely accepted by residents of the area and was approved on 16 May 1980.
Source: Western Australia. Department of Land Administration. Names and Places.

Suburbs and Towns within the Electorate:
Dawesville; Dudley Park *; Erskine; Falcon; Halls Head; Wannanup
* = Suburb/Town split between more than one Electorate.
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission.

Legislative Council Region:
South West

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

Government: Dudley Park Primary School; Falcon Primary School; Glencoe Primary School; Halls Head College; Halls Head College Education Support Centre; Halls Head Primary School; Ocean Road Primary School; South Halls Head Primary School.

Other: Mandurah Catholic College; St Damien's Catholic Primary School.

Local Newspapers:
  • Mandurah Mail
  • Mandurah Coastal Times

Books about Dawesville:
  • Neil Coy: The Serpentine: a history of the Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale (268p. South West Printing and Publishing Company, 1984)
  • Wilma Mann: Harnessing voices - a people's history of the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale (211p. Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale, 2001)

Statistical Profile of the Dawesville Electorate


Information about the 2021 State General Election
Information about Previous Elections

Current Member

Lisa Munday (ALP)

Lisa lives in Dawesville with her husband and two sons.

Lisa was one of two paramedics working at the Dawesville sub-centre when it opened in 2011, and was then based at the Mandurah depot, which services Dawesville. As a paramedic Lisa became concerned with the emerging prevalence of mental health issues in the community, and decided to go back to university to study psychology, and, until recently, has worked as a registered psychologist at a clinic in Halls Head.

Lisa says that having worked in the local area for nearly 10 years, she's acutely aware of the challenges faced, particularly in the area of mental health.

Contact details and Speeches



Successive Members for the Dawesville Electorate

Constituency created under the Redistribution of Seats 1994

Name Party Term
Arthur Dix Marshall Liberal Party 1996 - 2005
Dr Kim Hames Liberal Party 2005 - 2017
Zak Kirkup Liberal Party 2017 - 2021
Lisa Munday 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)