About Grey - Electorate Profile

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Description: Rural.

State Electorates: Grey includes the South Australian House of Assembly electorates of Stuart, Flinders, Frome and Giles and part of Goyder.

The Electorate of Grey

The Electorate of Grey

The Electorate of Grey
The Division:

Grey is one of 11 divisions in South Australia

It is a rural electorate which covers 92% of South Australia

Grey covers an area of 904,881square kilometres which stretches from the bottom tip of the Yorke Peninsula in the south to the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Lands (APY Lands) reaching up to the Northern Territory and the Western Australia, Queensland and New South Wales borders. Grey is the fourth largest electorate in Australia.

The cities of Whyalla, Port Pirie, Port Augusta and Port Lincoln are in the division. Towns stretch from Penong and Ceduna and include Coober Pedy, Marree, Oodnadatta, Marla and Innamincka in the far north, Jamestown and Eudunda in the Mid North and Maitland and Kadina on the Yorke Peninsula.

The division was named after Sir George Grey (1812-1898), Governor of South Australia from 1841-1845.

Products / Industries of the area - broad-acre agriculture and pastoral grazing (wheat, wool, sheep cattle etc), mining (copper, silver, iron ore, gold & uranium) heavy industry (lead smelting, steel making), fishing (Port Lincoln has the largest commercial fishing fleet in the southern hemisphere), oil, gas, opals, wines, aquaculture, forestry and salt.

The People:
At the 2010 election people 99,775 people were enrolled to vote in Grey.

History of the Division:
Grey became a division in 1903. Rowan Ramsey was first elected as the Federal Member at the November 2007 election.

Previous Members for Grey were:
  • Mr B Wakelin (LIB) 1993-2007
  • Mr L O'Neil (ALP) 1983 - 1993
  • Mr L Wallis (ALP) 1969 - 1983
  • Mr D Jessop (Lib) 1966 - 1969
  • Mr J Mortimer (ALP) 1963 - 1966
  • Mr E H D Russell (ALP) 1949 - 1963
  • Mr A Badman (UAP/CP) 1937 - 1949
  • Mr P McBride (UAP) 1931 - 1937
  • Mr A Lacey (ALP) 1922 - 1931
  • Mr A Poynton (ALP) 1903 - 1922

Contact Me

Electorate Office Port Pirie
Street Address:
104 Ellen Street
Port Pirie SA 5540

Local Call: 1300 301 742
Phone: (08) 8633 1744
Fax: (08) 8633 1749

Postal Address:

PO Box 296
Port Pirie SA 5540

Electorate Office Whyalla

45a Playford Avenue
Whyalla SA 5600

Local Call: 1300 301 651
Phone: (08) 8645 4255
Fax: (08) 8645 5933

Electorate Office Kadina
43 Taylor Street 
Phone: (08) 8821 4366


The Electorate of Grey

The Electorate of Grey

The Electorate of Grey