Division of Macquarie

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The Division of Macquarie is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales. The division was created in 1900 and was one of the original 65 divisions contested at the first federal election. It is named for Lachlan Macquarie, who was Governor of New South Wales between 1810 and 1821.

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Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Macquarie in New South Wales, as of the 2016 federal election
MPSusan Templeman
NamesakeLachlan Macquarie
Electors108,119 (2022)
Area4,374 km2 (1,688.8 sq mi)
DemographicProvincial and rural
Electorates around Macquarie:
New England Hunter Hunter
Calare Macquarie Robertson
Calare Hume Lindsay

The division is located to the west of Sydney, and today it covers a large part of the Blue Mountains, as well as the Hawkesbury region on Sydney's western fringe.

The current Member for Macquarie, since the 2016 federal election, is Susan Templeman, a member of the Australian Labor Party.

In 2019, Macquarie was the most marginal seat in the country, held by a 0.19% margin on the 2PP. However, in 2022 the Labor margin expanded to a comfortable 7.6%.[1]