Electoral district of Burdekin

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QueenslandLegislative Assembly
Electoral map of Burdekin 2017
MPDale Last
PartyLiberal National
NamesakeBurdekin River
Electors33,685 (2017)
Area86,698 km2 (33,474.3 sq mi)
Coordinates20°26′S 147°30′E / 20.433°S 147.500°E / -20.433; 147.500Coordinates: 20°26′S 147°30′E / 20.433°S 147.500°E / -20.433; 147.500
Electorates around Burdekin:
Townsville Coral Sea
Traeger Burdekin Whitsunday
Gregory Gregory Mirani
Electoral map of Burdekin 2008

Burdekin is an electoral district in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland in the state of Queensland, Australia. Centred on the AyrHome Hill region, the electorate also includes some of Townsville's southern suburbs (Stuart, Wulguru and Annandale) as well as the coal-mining town of Collinsville; the Burdekin River flows through part of the electorate.


The 1949 redistribution abolished the electoral district of Bowen. Part of Bowen was combined with part of Mundingburra (which continued as an electorate, but more centred on Townsville) to create the new electoral district of Burdekin, centred on Ayr and Home Hill.[1]

Members for Burdekin[edit]

Member Party Term
  Arthur Coburn Independent 1950–1969
  Val Bird Country 1969–1974
  National 1974–1983
  Mark Stoneman National 1983–1998
  Jeff Knuth One Nation 1998–1999
  Independent 1999
  New Country 1999–2000
  City Country Alliance 2000–2001
  Steve Rodgers Labor 2001–2004
  Rosemary Menkens National 2004–2008
  Liberal National 2008–2015
  Dale Last Liberal National 2015–present

Election results[edit]

2017 Queensland state election: Burdekin[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Michael Brunker 10,524 36.0 +4.6
Liberal National Dale Last 9,274 31.7 −3.0
One Nation Sam Cox 8,587 29.3 +26.0
Greens Mathew Bing 880 3.0 +0.6
Total formal votes 29,265 96.7 −1.6
Informal votes 997 3.3 +1.6
Turnout 30,262 88.2 +1.1
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Dale Last 14,866 50.8 +2.2
Labor Michael Brunker 14,399 49.2 −2.2
Liberal National gain from Labor Swing +2.2


  1. ^ "Representatives of Queensland State Electorates 1860-2012" (PDF). Queensland Parliament. Retrieved 14 February 2014. Cite web requires |website= (help)
  2. ^ 2017 State General Election - Burdekin - District Summary, ECQ.

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