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Scarborough Electorate Profile (2021)

About the Scarborough Electorate

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

PDF version of the Scarborough electorate map

PDF version of the North Metropolitan electorate map

Area (sq km): 21
Number of Electors: 30,954
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission.

Origin of the Name:
In 1885, a visiting Sydney journalist explored the coastline as Scarborough and gave much publicity to the high qualities of the ocean beach. Encouraged by the publicity, some Perth land and estate agents investigated the possibilities of the area. Eventually the land was sold to a Patrick Callaghan of Melbourne in October 1892. Callaghan soon after, subdivided the land and sold a few of the blocks in Melbourne and although it is not known if he advertised the land as "Scarborough" it is possible to attribute the origin of the name to him. He named one of the streets in his subdivision Scarborough Road, later to become Drabble Road and it is believed the name of the suburb originated from this road. It is probably derived from the English seaside town of the same name.
Source: Western Australia. Department of Land Administration. Names and Places.

Suburbs and Towns within the Electorate:
Carine *; Doubleview *; Gwelup; Innaloo; Karrinyup *; North Beach *; Osborne Park *; Scarborough *; Trigg;
* = 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 Stirling

Government: Deanmore Primary School; Lake Gwelup Primary School; Newborough Primary School; Scarborough Primary School; Yuluma Primary School.

Other: Our Lady Of Good Counsel School; Our Lady Of Grace School; St Dominic's School; St John's School; St Mary's Anglican Girls' School.

Local Newspapers:
  • Stirling Times
Books about Scarborough
  • Maud Thomas: Along the plank road - through Njookenbooroo to Scarborough Beach (116p. M Thomas, 1989)

Statistical Profile of the Scarborough Electorate


Information about the 2021 State General Election
Information about Previous Elections

Current Member

Stuart Aubrey (ALP)

As a Scarborough local and a member of the Scarboro Surf Life Saving Club, Stuart is committed to making sure our community has the representation it deserves.

Stuart is an electrician who worked in the resources industry for almost seven years. He has also been studying for a political science and international relations degree at UWA.

Contact details and Speeches



Successive Members for the Scarborough Electorate

Constituency created under the Redistribution of Seats 2007

Name Party Term
Liza Harvey Liberal Party 2008 - 2021
Stuart Neil Aubrey 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)