Division of Rankin

Australian House of Representatives Division

Division of Rankin in Queensland, as of the 2016 federal election.
Created 1984
MP Jim Chalmers
Party Labor
Namesake Annabelle Rankin
Electors 101,760 (2016)
Area 131 km2 (50.6 sq mi)
Demographic Outer Metropolitan

The Division of Rankin is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. The division was created in 1984 and is named after Annabelle Rankin, the first Queensland woman elected to the Senate.

In its original form, Rankin covered the Gold Coast hinterland including Lamington National Park and the major town of Beaudesert as well as some outer metropolitan areas of Brisbane. In this situation it was a marginal seat held by the Labor party. However, with the transfer of the rural hinterland to Forde, Rankin became a much safer Labor seat, being one of only two Queensland seats the ALP retained in the 1996 election.

Today Rankin is based on the outer southern suburbs of the City of Brisbane, in addition to portions of the City of Logan.


  David Beddall Labor 1984–1998
  Craig Emerson Labor 1998–2013
  Jim Chalmers Labor 2013–present

Election results

Australian federal election, 2016: Rankin[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Jim Chalmers 42,147 49.34 +7.16
Liberal National Freya Ostapovitch 24,455 28.63 −7.74
Greens Neil Cotter 5,373 6.29 +1.00
Family First Christopher Lawrie 5,011 5.87 +2.85
Liberal Democrats Ric Davies 3,513 4.11 +4.11
Katter's Australian Shane Holley 2,874 3.36 +1.32
Consumer Rights Jeffrey Hodges 2,050 2.40 +2.40
Total formal votes 85,423 94.24 +0.80
Informal votes 5,225 5.76 −0.80
Turnout 90,648 89.08 −3.18
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Jim Chalmers 52,362 61.30 +6.52
Liberal National Freya Ostapovitch 33,061 38.70 −6.52
Labor hold Swing +6.52


  1. Rankin, QLD, Virtual Tally Room 2016, Australian Electoral Commission.

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Coordinates: 27°38′31″S 153°05′38″E / 27.642°S 153.094°E / -27.642; 153.094

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