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Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Warringah (green) in New South Wales
Created 1922
MP Zali Steggall
Party Independent
Namesake Warringah
Area 73 km2 (28.2 sq mi)
Demographic Inner Metropolitan

The Division of Warringah is a Federal Electoral Division for the Australian House of Representatives in the state of New South Wales. It is located in the Northern Beaches region of Sydney. It covers most of the land between Middle Harbour and the Pacific Ocean. It extends from Port Jackson in the south to the suburb of Dee Why in the north. It includes the suburbs of Mosman, Balgowlah, Manly, Brookvale, Beacon Hill and Forestville.

The Division was named after the Warringah area of Sydney. This is an Aboriginal Australian word which means "rain", "waves" or "sea". The Division was created on 13 September 1922, for the 1922 Federal election. The seat is currently a safe Liberal seat. It has always been held by a member of a conservative party. It is currently held by Zali Steggall.

Members for Warringah

Member Party Term
  Sir Granville Ryrie Nationalist 1922–1927
  (Sir) Archdale Parkhill Nationalist 1927–1931
  United Australia 1931–1937
  (Sir) Percy Spender Independent UAP 1937–1938
  United Australia 1938–1944
  Independent 1944–1945
  Liberal 1945–1951
  Francis Bland Liberal 1951–1961
  John Cockle Liberal 1961–1966
  Edward St John Liberal 1966–1969
  Independent 1969–1969
  Michael MacKellar Liberal 1969–1994
  Tony Abbott Liberal 1994–2019
  Zali Steggall Independent 2019–present

Election results

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