Australian House of Representatives Division
|Namesake||Eden and Monaro|
|Area||41,617 km2 (16,068.4 sq mi)|
|Demographic||Rural and provincial|
Since 1984, federal electoral division boundaries in Australia have been determined at redistributions by a redistribution committee appointed by the Australian Electoral Commission. Redistributions occur for the boundaries of divisions in a particular state, and they occur every seven years, or sooner if a state's representation entitlement changes or when divisions of a state are malapportioned.
The division was proclaimed in 1900, and was one of the original 65 divisions to be contested at the first federal election. It is named for the town of Eden and the Monaro district of southern New South Wales.
Up to the 2016 election, Eden-Monaro was long regarded as Australia's most well-known "bellwether seat". From the 1972 election until the 2013 election, Eden-Monaro was won by the party that also won the election. During this time, all its sitting members were defeated at the polls – none retired or resigned.
Liberal incumbent Peter Hendy was defeated by Labor's Mike Kelly at the 2016 election. Kelly had previously represented Eden-Monaro from 2007 to 2013. Kelly's 2016 victory made him the seat's first opposition MP elected since 1969. The nation's new bellwether became the seat of Robertson – continually won by the party that also won government since the 1983 election. "Best" bellwether aside, ABC psephologist Antony Green classed a total of eleven electorates as bellwethers in his 2016 election guide.
Labor’s Kristy McBain became the first woman to represent the division when she narrowly held the seat in the 2020 Eden-Monaro by-election. At the 2022 election, she held the seat with a large swing to her.
|One Nation||Boyd Shannon||4,351||4.29||+4.29|
|Liberal Democrats||Maxwell Holmes||2,625||2.59||+2.59|
|United Australia||Darren Garnon||2,566||2.53||−0.24|
|Sustainable Australia||James Holgate||2,260||2.23||+2.23|
|Informed Medical Options||Toni McLennan||909||0.90||+0.90|
|Australian Democrats||Greg Butler||651||0.64||+0.64|
|Total formal votes||101,517||93.48||+0.28|
- Muller, Damon (14 November 2017). "The process of federal redistributions: a quick guide". Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 19 April 2022.
- The Bellwether Contests: Antony Green ABC
- "Results - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)".
- Eden-Monaro, NSW, 2022 Tally Room, Australian Electoral Commission.