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Port Adelaide
Australian House of Representatives Division
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Port Adelaide (dark green) in the city of Adelaide
Created 1949
Abolished 2019
Namesake Port Adelaide
Electors 105,204 (2013)
Area 181 km2 (69.9 sq mi)
Demographic Inner Metropolitan
Diver Derrik and Mary McKillop bridges open in 2010
Port Adelaide

The Division of Port Adelaide was an Australian electoral division in the state of South Australia. It included the suburbs of Alberton, Beverley, Birkenhead, Cheltenham, Findon, Kilkenny, Largs Bay, Mansfield Park, North Haven, Ottoway, Parafield Gardens, Paralowie, Pennington, Port Adelaide, Queenstown, Rosewater, Salisbury Downs, Semaphore, Woodville, West Croydon, and part of Seaton. The seat also included Torrens Island and Garden Island.

It was set up in 1949, and was named after Port Adelaide, the working port of Adelaide.

The Division was abolished in 2019 when a redistribution cut South Australia's divisions from 11 to 10.


Image Member Party Term Notes
  No image.svg Albert Thompson Labor 1949–1963 Previously held the Division of Hindmarsh. Retired
  FredBirrell1964.jpg Fred Birrell Labor 1963–1974 Retired
  No image.svg Mick Young Labor 1974–1988 Served as minister under Bob Hawke. Resigned over alleged mishandling of campaign donations
  No image.svg Rod Sawford Labor 1988–2007 Retired
  Mark Butler 2016.jpg Mark Butler Labor 2007–2019 Served as minister under Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard. Transferred to the Division of Hindmarsh after Port Adelaide was abolished in 2019

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