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Willagee Electorate Profile (2021)

About the Willagee Electorate

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

PDF version of the Willagee Electorate map

PDF version of the South Metropolitan Region Electorate map

Area (sq km): 35
Number of Electors: 28,393
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission.

Origin of the Name:
The suburb of Willagee takes its name from Willagee Swamp, the Aboriginal name of a feature now reclaimed. The area was developed in the early 1950's, and the name approved in 1954.<
Source: Western Australia. Department of Land Administration. Names and Places.

Suburbs and Towns within the Electorate:
Bibra Lake; Coolbellup; Kardinya *; Lake Coogee *; Munster *; Murdoch *; North Lake; O'Connor *; Samson; South Lake *; Spearwood *; Willagee
* = 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
City of Fremantle
City of Melville; Statistical Profile of City of Melville

Government: Bibra Lake Primary School; Caralee Community School; Coolbellup Community School; Coolbellup Learning Centre; Fremantle Language Development Centre; Lakeland Senior High School; Newton Primary School; North Lake Senior Campus; Samson Primary School; South Lake Primary School; Spearwood Alternative School.

Other: Blue Gum Montessori School Inc; Kennedy Baptist College; Perth Waldorf School; Seton Catholic College.

Local Newspapers:
  • Melville City Herald
  • Melville Times Community

Books about Willagee
  • B Pittman: The Willagee way - the Willagee community history (65p. City of Melville, 2006)

Statistical Profile of the Willagee Electorate


Information about the 2021 State General Election
Information about Previous Elections

Current Member

Peter Tinley (ALP)

Peter was born in Perth and attended John Curtin Senior High School. Peter is also a graduate of the Royal Military College Duntroon and the University of New England.

In 2003, Peter’s exceptional service was recognised with his appointment as a Member of the Order of Australia.

After several years of running his own small business, Peter was elected as Member for Willagee in 2009 and is a strong advocate for his local area.

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Successive Members for the Willagee Electorate

Constituency created under Redistribution of Seats 1994

Name Party Term
Alan John Carpenter Australian Labor Party 1996 - 2009
Peter Charles Tinley Australian Labor Party 2009b -

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)