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Southern River Electorate Profile (2021)

About the Southern River Electorate

Map showing the boundaries of the Southern River electorate for the 2021 election

PDF version of the Southern River Electorate map

PDF version of the South Metropolitan Region Electorate map

Area (sq km): 35
Number of Electors: 29,655
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission.

Origin of the Name:
Named after the feature of this name which flows through the area. Southern River is a descriptive name, the river being the southern tributary of the Canning River. It was first recorded in 1841.
Source: Western Australia. Department of Land Administration. Names and Places.

Suburbs and Towns within the Electorate:
Canning Vale *; Gosnells *; Huntingdale; Southern River
* = 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 Gosnells; Statistical Profile of City of Gosnells

Government: Ashburton Drive Primary School; Bletchley Park Primary School; Caladenia Primary School; Campbell Primary School; Canning Vale College; Excelsior Primary School; Huntingdale Primary School; Seaforth Primary School; Southern Grove Primary School; Southern River College; Wirrabirra Education Support Centre; Wirrabirra Primary School; Yarralinka Primary School.

Other: Providence Christian College; St Emilie's Catholic Primary School; St Munchin's Catholic School.

Local Newspapers:
  • Comment News
  • Gosnells Examiner
  • Canning Times

Books about Southern River
  • G McDonald: The Gosnells story (City of Gosnells, 1988)

Statistical Profile of the Southern River Electorate


Information about the 2021 State General Election
Information about Previous Elections

Current Member

Terry Healy (ALP)

Terry and his family live in Huntingdale. Terry studied at Curtin University where he was Guild President, and taught at Southern River College; he was also a Councillor at the City of Gosnells.

Terry has had a long association with WA Scouts and the Gosnells Lions, as well as many other community organisations. He is also a civil celebrant.

Terry is passionate about education. He believes that a top quality education has the power to provide every child regardless of their background with the opportunity to succeed in life.

Terry is the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Police; Corrective Services; Racing and Gaming; Defence Industry; Veterans Issues

Contact details and Speeches



Successive Members for the Southern River Electorate

Constituency created under Redistribution of Seats 1994

Name Party Term
Monica Rose Holmes Liberal Party 1996 - 2001
Paul William Andrews Australian Labor Party 2001 - 2008
Peter Abetz Liberal Party 2008 - 2017
Terence (Terry) James Healy Australian Labor Party 2017 -

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)