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Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Adelaide 2013.png
Adelaide (dark green) in the city of Adelaide
Created 1903
MP Steve Georganas
Party Labor
Namesake Adelaide, South Australia
Electors 121606 (2019)
Area 76 km2 (29.3 sq mi)
Demographic Inner Metropolitan

The Division of Adelaide is an Australian electoral division in South Australia. It includes the Adelaide city centre and the suburbs of Ashford, Clarence Park, Enfield, Goodwood, Kent Town, Keswick, Kilburn, Maylands, North Adelaide, Northgate, Norwood, Parkside, Prospect, Rose Park, St Peters, Toorak Gardens, Unley and Walkerville.

It was set up in 1903 and is named for the city of Adelaide, South Australia's capital, which was named for Queen Adelaide, wife of William IV.


Image Member Party Term Notes
  Charles Kingston.jpg Charles Kingston
Protectionist 1903–
11 May 1908
Previously held the Division of South Australia. Died in office
  Ernest Roberts.jpg Ernest Roberts
Labor 1908-1913 Previously held the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Gladstone. Served as minister under Andrew Fisher. Died in office
  Edwin Yates.jpg George Edwin Yates
Labor 1914]] –
Lost seat
  No image.svg Reginald Blundell
Nationalist 1919 –
Previously held the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Adelaide. Lost seat
  Edwin Yates.jpg George Edwin Yates
Labor 1922 –
Lost seat
  No image.svg Fred Stacey
United Australia 1931 –
Lost seat
  No image.svg Cyril Chambers
Labor 1943 –
August 1957
Served as minister under Ben Chifley. Retired
  Independent August 1957 –
June 1958
  Labor June 1958 –
  No image.svg Joe Sexton
Labor 1958 –
Lost seat
  No image.svg Andrew Jones
Liberal 1966 –
Lost seat
  Chris Hurford.jpg Chris Hurford
Labor 1969]] –
31 December 1987
Served as minister under Bob Hawke. Resigned in order to become Australian Consul-General in New York
  No image.svg Mike Pratt
Liberal 6 February 1988-1990 Lost seat
  No image.svg Bob Catley
Labor 1990]] –1993 Lost seat
  No image.svg Trish Worth
Liberal 1993 –
Lost seat
  Kate Ellis.jpg Kate Ellis
Labor 2004 –
Served as minister under Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard. Retired
  Steve Georganas crop.JPG Steve Georganas
Labor 2019 –
Previously held the Division of Hindmarsh. Current member

Ernest Roberts was elected in 1908 after a by-election caused by the death of Charles Kingston. Kingston, a former Premier of South Australia, had been elected in 1903 unopposed. However Roberts died in 1913 which also caused a by-election. In 1988 Chris Hurford resigned to become the Australian Consul-General in New York, which also caused a by-election.

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