Division of Forrest

Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Forrest (green) in Western Australia
Created: 1922
MP: Nola Marino
Party: Liberal
Namesake: John Forrest
Area: 12,781 km² (4,935 sq mi)
Demographic: Rural

The Division of Forrest is an Australian Electoral Division in Western Australia. The division was created in 1922 and is named for Sir John Forrest, the first Premier of Western Australia and a federal Cabinet minister. It is located in the south-western corner of the state, including the towns of Bunbury, Busselton, Collie and Harvey. Before 1943 it was a Country Party seat, but since 1949 it has usually been held by the Liberal Party.


Member Party Term
  John Prowse Country 1922–1943
  Nelson Lemmon Labor 1943–1949
  Gordon Freeth Liberal 1949–1969
  Frank Kirwan Labor 1969–1972
  Peter Drummond Liberal 1972–1987
  Geoff Prosser Liberal 1987–2007
  Nola Marino Liberal 2007–present

Election results

Australian federal election, 2010: Forrest
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Nola Marino 39,460 48.96 +3.81
Labor Jackie Jarvis 22,724 28.19 -2.43
Greens Luke Petersen 10,863 13.48 +5.07
National John Hill 4,822 5.98 +5.98
Family First Bev Custers 1,573 1.95 +0.57
Christian Democrats Lee Herridge 1,158 1.44 -0.45
Total formal votes 80,600 95.45 -1.27
Informal votes 3,844 4.55 +1.27
Turnout 84,444 94.21 -0.29
Two-candidate preferred result
Liberal Nola Marino 47,343 58.74 +3.26
Labor Jackie Jarvis 33,257 41.26 -3.26
Liberal hold Swing +3.26


Coordinates: 33°42′00″S 115°42′22″E / 33.700°S 115.706°E / -33.700; 115.706

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