Division of Fenner

Australian House of Representatives Division

Division of Fenner in the Australian Capital Territory, as of the 2016 federal election.
Created 2016
MP Andrew Leigh
Party Australian Labor Party
Namesake Frank Fenner
Electors 138,847 (2016)
Area 513 km2 (198.1 sq mi)
Demographic Inner Metropolitan

The Division of Fenner is an Australian Electoral Division in the Australian Capital Territory and the Jervis Bay Territory. It replaced the abolished Division of Fraser from 2016. It generally includes the land in the ACT north of the Molonglo River and Lake Burley Griffin, including the districts of Belconnen, Gungahlin, North Canberra, excepting Civic, Acton, Turner south of Haig Park, Braddon south of Haig Park, Reid, Campbell and Pialligo. It also includes the Jervis Bay Territory. Fraser was always a safe seat for the Australian Labor Party.

The Australian Electoral Commission decided that, with effect from the 2016 election, the former Division of Fraser would be changed to the Division of Fenner, to honour scientist Frank Fenner. The name change was due to plans by the AEC to name a seat in Victoria after former prime minister Malcolm Fraser.[1][2] The proposed name change received opposition from some people such as Jon Stanhope.[3]


  Andrew Leigh Labor 2016–present

Election results

Australian federal election, 2016: Fenner[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Andrew Leigh 56,796 45.80 +0.96
Liberal Robert Gunning 38,930 31.39 −0.33
Greens Carly Saeedi 18,929 15.26 +1.50
Independent Andrew Woodman 4,707 3.80 +3.80
Bullet Train Tim Bohm 4,660 3.76 −0.24
Total formal votes 124,022 97.18 +0.99
Informal votes 3,595 2.82 −0.99
Turnout 127,617 91.91 −0.90
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Andrew Leigh 79,242 63.89 +1.40
Liberal Robert Gunning 44,780 36.11 −1.40
Labor hold Swing +1.40


  1. AEC: Fenner. Retrieved 21 April 2016
  2. Peake, Ross (24 November 2015). "Jon Stanhope appalled by ACT federal seat renamed from Fraser to Fenner". Canberra Times. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  3. Fenner, ACT, Virtual Tally Room 2016, Australian Electoral Commission.

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Coordinates: 35°14′10″S 149°06′40″E / 35.236°S 149.111°E / -35.236; 149.111

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