Division of Wide Bay

For the geographic region in Queensland, see Wide Bay-Burnett. For the former Queensland Legislative Assembly electorate, see Electoral district of Wide Bay.
Wide Bay
Australian House of Representatives Division

Division of Wide Bay in Queensland, as of the 2016 federal election.
Created 1901
MP Llew O'Brien
Party Liberal National
Namesake Wide Bay, Queensland
Electors 102,910 (2016)
Area 14,573 km2 (5,626.7 sq mi)
Demographic Rural

The Division of Wide Bay is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. The division was one of the original 75 divisions contested at the first federal election. Wide Bay is located in south east Queensland, and includes the cities of Maryborough, Gympie, Noosa, all of Fraser Island, and inland areas extending west to Murgon.

Notable representatives have included three time Prime Minister Andrew Fisher, who was the seat's first member. However, it has been a conservative seat for most of its history; only one other Labor member has ever won it. Warren Truss, former leader of the National Party and Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, held the seat from the 1990 to 2016.


  Andrew Fisher Labour 1901–1915
  Edward Corser Commonwealth Liberal 1915–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1928
  Bernard Corser Country 1928–1954
  William Brand Country 1954–1958
  Henry Bandidt Country 1958–1961
  Brendan Hansen Labor 1961–1974
  Clarrie Millar Country, National 1974–1990
  Warren Truss National 1990–2010
  Liberal National 2010–2016
  Llew O'Brien Liberal National 2016–present

Election results

Australian federal election, 2016: Wide Bay[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National Llew O'Brien 39,373 43.80 −5.07
Labor Lucy Stanton 20,301 22.58 +1.87
One Nation Elise Cottam 14,022 15.60 +15.60
Greens Bron Marsh 7,355 8.18 +1.63
Glenn Lazarus Team Jannean Dean 4,082 4.54 +4.54
Family First Bruce Mayer 2,399 2.67 +1.17
Katter's Australian Barry Cook 2,357 2.62 −3.26
Total formal votes 89,889 95.00 −0.32
Informal votes 4,728 5.00 +0.32
Turnout 94,617 91.94 −2.27
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Llew O'Brien 52,264 58.14 −5.02
Labor Lucy Stanton 37,625 41.86 +5.02
Liberal National hold Swing −5.02


  1. Wide Bay, QLD, Virtual Tally Room 2016, Australian Electoral Commission.

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Coordinates: 25°54′47″S 152°33′32″E / 25.913°S 152.559°E / -25.913; 152.559

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