Division of Lingiari

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Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of LINGIARI 2016.png
Division of Lingiari in the Northern Territory, as of the 2016 federal election.
Created 2001
MP Warren Snowdon
Party Labor
Namesake Vincent Lingiari
Electors 63,131 (2016)
Area 1,352,371 km2 (522,153.4 sq mi)
Demographic Rural

The Division of Lingiari is an Australian electoral division in the Northern Territory. The division was one of the two established when the former Division of Northern Territory was redistributed on 21 December 2000. It covers almost the entire Territory—except for the area around Darwin, which is covered by the Division of Solomon—an area of 1,347,849 square kilometres (520,407 sq mi). It is the second largest electorate in terms of area in Australia, the largest being the Division of Durack in Western Australia, and the third largest single-member electorate in the world, after Durack and Nunavut, Canada. The division also includes the Christmas and Cocos (Keeling) Islands.[1] For its entire existence, it has been held by Warren Snowdon of the Australian Labor Party, who transferred there after the Division of Northern Territory was abolished.[1]

The division was named after prominent Aboriginal rights activist Vincent Lingiari AM (1908–1988), who was a member of the Gurindji nation. Other divisions named after Aboriginal Australians are Bennelong in New South Wales, Blair and Bonner in Queensland, and Cooper and Nicholls in Victoria.

At the time of the 2004 election, there were 58,205 people enrolled to vote in Lingiari, making it one of the least populous divisions in Australia. It has the largest indigenous population in Australia; as of the 2013 election, 42.7 percent of the population was indigenous.


Member Party Term
  Warren Snowdon Labor 2001–present

Election results

Australian federal election, 2016: Lingiari[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Warren Snowdon 17,056 39.78 +0.03
Country Liberal Tina MacFarlane 13,605 31.73 −6.50
Greens Rob Hoad 3,305 7.71 −0.05
Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Chris Righton 3,061 7.14 +7.14
Independent Yingiya Mark Guyula 1,854 4.32 +4.32
Independent Braedon Earley 1,808 4.22 +4.22
Rise Up Australia Regina McCarthy 1,498 3.49 +1.50
Independent Alfred Gould 427 1.00 −0.63
CEC Peter Flynn 261 0.61 −2.95
Total formal votes 42,875 92.15 −0.42
Informal votes 3,650 7.85 +0.42
Turnout 46,525 73.70 −1.72
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Warren Snowdon 25,048 58.42 +7.54
Country Liberal Tina MacFarlane 17,827 41.58 −7.54
Labor hold Swing +7.54


  1. ^ a b "Profile of the electoral division of Lingiari (NT)". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  2. ^ Lingiari, NT, Virtual Tally Room, AEC.

External links

  • Division of Lingiari - Australian Electoral Commission

Coordinates: 19°24′58″S 133°21′47″E / 19.416°S 133.363°E / -19.416; 133.363

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