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Warnbro Electorate Profile (2021)

About the Warnbro Electorate

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

PDF version of the Warnbro Electorate map

PDF version of the South Metropolitan Region Electorate map

Area (sq km): 93
Number of Electors: 30,904
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission.

Origin of the Name:
The suburb of Warnbro derives its name from Warnbro Sound, the bay on the shores of which the suburb is located. Warnbro Sound was surveyed by Surveyor General J S Roe in 1837, and in 1838 he recorded the name, but it is not known why the name was chosen.
Source: Western Australia. Department of Land Administration. Names and Places.

Suburbs and Towns within the Electorate:
Baldivis *; Golden Bay; Karnup; Port Kennedy; Secret Harbour; Singleton; Waikiki *; Warnbro
* = 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 Rockingham; Statistical Profile of City of Rockingham

Government: Comet Bay College; Comet Bay Primary School; Endeavour Education Support Centre; Endeavour Primary School; Golden Bay Primary School; Koorana Education Support Centre; Koorana Primary School; Peel Language Development School; Port Kennedy Primary School; Rockingham Lakes Primary School; Secret Harbour Primary School; Singleton Primary School; Warnbro Community High School; Warnbro Community High School Education Support Centre; Warnbro Primary School.

Other: Living Waters Lutheran College; St Bernadette's Catholic Primary School.

Local Newspapers:
  • Sound Telegraph
  • Weekend Courier


Information about the 2021 State General Election
Information about Previous Elections

Current Member

Paul Papalia (ALP)

Paul was born in Bunbury, and raised in the small country town of Burekup before joining the Navy at 15 years of age in 1978. His military career lasted 26 years, during which time he became a Navy Clearance Diver, served in the counter terrorist squadron of the Special Air Service Regiment and deployed twice to Iraq on operations.

The military provided many opportunities to develop and exercise leadership and Paul was fortunate to have served as Commanding Officer of a Clearance Diving Team and a Patrol Boat. His final military posting was as manager of the Navy’s Submarine Escape and Rescue Service.

After leaving the military in 2004 he ran a small business before being elected to represent the seat of Peel at a by-election in February 2007. He currently the Minister for Police; Corrective Services; Racing and Gaming; Defence Industry; Veterans Issues.

Contact details and Speeches


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Statistical Profile of the Warnbro Electorate

Successive Members for the Warnbro Electorate

Constituency created under Redistribution of Seats 2007

Name Party Term
Paul Papalia Australian Labor Party 2008 -

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)