Electorate of Durack in Western Australia

Created in 2008 and located in the northern parts of Western Australia, the division of Durack covers an area of approx. 1 587 758 sq km. It is Australia's largest electorate by land area. The main locations in this division include the City of Geraldton and the towns of Broome, Dampier, Derby, Exmouth, Kalbarri, Carnarvon, Wiluna, Newman, Port Hedland, Wyndham and Karratha. It is named after the Durack family, pioneers of the Kimberley region.

Map of the Durack electorate

Australian Electorate Commission Profile of the Durack electorate

News from Durack Electorate

  • Get Serious Treasurer and listen up - Perth Now

    Get Serious Treasurer and listen up - Perth Now

    “It's time we made a stand and worked towards rectifying the situation,” he said. WA Liberal backbencher Melissa Price this week urged all 46 local government areas in her electorate of Durack to join the campaign. Yesterday, Ms Price said she was ...and more »

  • Space Surveillance Telescope for the ADF - Australian Defence Magazine

    Space Surveillance Telescope for the ADF - Australian Defence Magazine

    A greater defence presence in Exmouth has been a priority for the local shire and the Federal Member of Durack, Melissa Price. “I am absolutely delighted that the hard work is paying off,” Price said. “Slowly but surely, Exmouth is securing its future ...and more »

  • Online shopping in Australia continues to grow in popularity but at slower rate - Yahoo!7 News

    Online shopping in Australia continues to grow in popularity but at slower rate - Yahoo!7 News

    Leading the charge is Durack MP Melissa Price who said she has never shopped online and buys most of her clothes in her electorate. "Small business are the lifeblood of Durack communities and we must all support them and shop locally in particular ...and more »

  • MP's electorate-wide push for GST campaign - Perth Now

    MP's electorate-wide push for GST campaign - Perth Now

    “Durack communities from the Kimberley and throughout the Pilbara, Gascoyne, Mid West and northern Wheatbelt can add some weight to this campaign to address the current inequalities in GST distribution,” Ms Price said. “My support for WA to get a ...and more »

  • Internet blackspots stop rural app use - Farm Weekly

    "A lot of our member businesses have made mobile-ready websites and they made the investment at some cost but the fact is there is barely any opportunity for people to use mobiles to access them." The CBH Mobile app is unused on the Cullen family farm, ...and more »

  • Government cutting red tape - Merredin Wheatbelt Mercury

    THE federal government is cutting red tape to make life easier, help small business and strengthen the economy, according to Durack MP Melissa Price. "We have listened to the concerns in our community about the burden of red tape in Australia. "Whether ...

  • Freo ship blaze: Crews struggle to extinguish fire - Perth Now

    Freo ship blaze: Crews struggle to extinguish fire - Perth Now

    A crew member from the livestock ship remains in critical condition after a fire swept through the Ocean Drover docked in Fremantle Port. More than 100 Department of Fire and Emergency Services personnel, including 53 firefighters, are still trying to ...and more »

  • Will a new visa moving refugees to the regions assist with labour shortages? - ABC Online

    Will a new visa moving refugees to the regions assist with labour shortages? - ABC Online

    Melissa Price, the federal Liberal MP for Durack in Western Australia, however, said regions such as hers could benefit greatly from such a system. 'There are towns in Durack such as Carnarvon and Kununurra and parts of the Wheatbelt that have been ...

  • Party people - WA today

    Tyanna De Assis and Gian Reyes at the Grey Goose Taste by Appointment event at QT; Kristen Amiet, Andy Wren and Mel Evans at the Grey Goose Taste by Appointment event; Melissa Foster and Dean McEvoy at the Grey Goose Taste by Appointment event at QT ...and more »

  • Wicked friends Jemma Rix and Lucy Durack are ready for showtime - The Daily Telegraph

    Wicked friends Jemma Rix and Lucy Durack are ready for showtime - The Daily Telegraph

    “Obviously Chris, my husband, didn't want me to be sick but he kept saying 'this is the best thing ever' because we spent all these days together and he made me chicken soup from scratch,” Durack said. “He's so wonderful and he's been looking after me ...

  • Tanami Road picked as priority for north - Farm Weekly

    Durack MP Melissa Price, who was involved with the production of Pivot North, said WA would benefit economically, culturally and socially from several priorities listed in the report. She said sealing the Tanami Road would improve tourism access ...

  • Science awards for young leaders - Merredin Wheatbelt Mercury

    YOUNG scientists working on agricultural research projects in the Durack electorate are invited to apply for the 2015 Science and Innovation Awards. The awards en courage young people to advance their ideas and collaborate with previous award winners ...and more »

  • Thanks Rose for having us

    “Thanks Rose for having us over”

  • Andrew and the

    “Andrew and the young-uns”

  • Watching the

    “Watching the wash-up”

  • Andrew and Ian at Lester

    “Andrew and Ian at Lester St”

  • Visiting all the polling booths in Geraldton on

    “Visiting all the polling booths in Geraldton on Saturday”

  • “We need your help. If you are bored this weekend and would like a farm experience. Bonfire and BBQ beer wine included. We desperately need your help to mark our lambs. I've been busy politicking and now it's time to catch up. Bring a swag and have fun with us this weekend.”

  • “What a fabulous campaign Ian James well done! You have made me very proud! Phew now time for a little break before baling and harvest begins!”

  • “Hi everybody, big thank you to all those who still had your fingers crossed for me today but it was not to be. A big thank you to all my volunteers throughout the Kimberley, Pilbara and Gascoyne regions and to all those who voted for me yesterday. Please note my journey is not over. I will use th...”

  • “shanevanstyn: @MiaDaviesMLA @Barnaby_Joyce @wirra44 @RealChubWitham Me too!!!”

  • “hey like to thank the guys who help me out in moora was a great day”

  • “shanevanstyn: RT @WishartJames: 1.5 hrs till booths open in WA.If you want to see change for Durack vote 1 @shanevanstyn he will make a change! #realchan…”

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