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Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Grey 2013.png
Grey (dark green) in the state of South Australia
Created 1903
MP Rowan Ramsey
Party Liberal
Namesake Sir George Grey
Electors 119,949 (2016)
Area 904,881 km2 (349,376.5 sq mi)
Demographic Rural

The Division of Grey is an Australian electoral division in South Australia. It was set up in 1903 and is named for Sir George Grey, Governor of South Australia from 1841–45 (and later Prime Minister of New Zealand).

The division covers 92% of the state. The borders of the electorate include the Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland and New South Wales borders, as well as the south coast. The division includes Ceduna, Port Lincoln, Whyalla, Port Augusta, Roxby Downs, Coober Pedy, Port Pirie, Kadina, Maitland, Orroroo, Peterborough, Burra and Eudunda.


Image Member Party Term Notes
  Alexander Poynton.jpg Alexander Poynton
Labor 1903 –
14 November 1916
Previously held the Division of South Australia. Served as minister under Hughes. Lost seat
  National Labor 14 November 1916]] –
17 February 1917
  Nationalist 17 February 1917 –
  Andrew Lacey MP.JPG Andrew Lacey
Labor 1922]] –
Lost seat. Later elected to the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Port Pirie in 1933
  Philip McBride.jpg Philip McBride
United Australia 1931 –
Transferred to the Senate
  Albert Badman.jpg Oliver Badman
Country 1937 –
Previously a member of the Senate. Lost seat
  United Australia 1940 –
  No image.svg Edgar Russell
Labor 1943 –
31 March 1963
Died in office
  JackMortimer.jpg Jack Mortimer
Labor 1963 Grey by-election –
Lost seat
  DonJessop1968.jpg Don Jessop
Liberal 1966 –
Lost seat. Elected to the Senate in 1970.
  No image.svg Laurie Wallis
Labor 1969 –
  No image.svg Lloyd O'Neil
Labor 1983 –
  No image.svg Barry Wakelin
Liberal 1993 –
  Rowan Ramsey MP.jpg Rowan Ramsey
Liberal 2007 –
Current member

Jack Mortimer won the division in a by-election in 1963, caused by the death of Edgar Russell.

Election results

Coordinates: 29°36′14″S 135°27′14″E / 29.604°S 135.454°E / -29.604; 135.454

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