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

  • Kimberley child and family centre gets funding lifeline - ABC Message Stick

    Kimberley child and family centre gets funding lifeline - ABC Message Stick

    Federal Member Melissa Price said although she was yet to see the detail of exactly how much funding had been allocated, she could confirm the Kununurra-based centre would be funded for two more years. "Indigenous family and children centre and a ...

  • Federal pollies take up wild dog cause - Farm Weekly

    Federal pollies take up wild dog cause - Farm Weekly

    BOTH WA Liberal senator Dean Smith and Federal Durack MP Melissa Price visited a baiting session last week at Challa station, Mt Magnet, to take a first-hand look at the realities facing the region. Mr Smith said the feeling is that the Murchison ...and more »

  • Nats' dog in the fight - Perth Now

    Nats' dog in the fight - Perth Now

    Smith's theory was Redman was laying the foundations for an all-out war between the Nationals and Liberals at the next poll in 2016. Smith is the patron senator of Durack, which is held by the Liberal's Melissa Price. And guess who is strongly rumoured ...

  • Disaster assistance for Carnarvon growers - Farm Weekly

    Disaster assistance for Carnarvon growers - Farm Weekly

    Mining and Pastoral Region MLC Mark Lewis (left), Federal Durack MP Melissa Price, Sweeter Banana Co-operatives' Doriana Mangili and North West Central MLA Vince Catania survey the damage to Carnarvon plantations from Cyclone Olwyn. A natural ...

  • Prime Minister Tony Abbott positive Geraldton hospital upgrades to happen ... - ABC Online

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott positive Geraldton hospital upgrades to happen ... - ABC Online

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he is confident that long-awaited funding for upgrades to Geraldton Regional Hospital, in mid-west Western Australia, will be delivered. While campaigning for the federal seat of Durack in 2013, the Liberals' Melissa ...and more »

  • Prime Minister Tony Abbott to visit Geraldton and Kalgoorlie - ABC Online

    The federal Member for Durack says she is looking forward to the Prime Minister's visit to Geraldton, in mid-west Western Australia, saying it will be a great opportunity for community groups. Tony Abbott will arrive in Geraldton on Sunday, where he is ...

  • Federal MP backs a new Casino in Karratha or Broome - ABC Local

    Federal MP backs a new Casino in Karratha or Broome - ABC Local

    Liberal backbencher Melissa Price, told Vanessa Mills on ABC Kimberley and North West WA Local Radio, that construction of a new casino is needed to help develop north western Australia. "I'm not fussed whether it's Karratha or Broome or Kununurra or ...

  • Phill Farley Memorial a resounding success - Central Midlands & Coastal Advocate

    Phill Farley Memorial a resounding success - Central Midlands & Coastal Advocate

    Federal member for Durack attended with her partner Brad and even went for a full race with driver Donna Vanzetti. “She was right ... During the night the ice bucket challenge was held with 50 people getting a cold shock for charity including Melissa ...

  • Grylls eyes federal prize - North Queensland Register

    Mr Grylls has avoid media questioning about whether he will run at the next federal election in 2016 via the seat of Durack, currently held by first-term Liberal MP Melissa Price. However, WA National Party leader Terry Redman told media he would ...and more »

  • Grylls eyes federal prize - Stock Journal

    Mr Grylls has avoid media questioning about whether he will run at the next federal election in 2016 via the seat of Durack, currently held by first-term Liberal MP Melissa Price. However, WA National Party leader Terry Redman told media he would ...and more »

  • Ex-WA Nationals leader Brendon Grylls eyes move to federal politics - The Australian

    Ex-WA Nationals leader Brendon Grylls eyes move to federal politics - The Australian

    At the 2013 election, the Liberal Party's Melissa Price secured 38 per cent of the primary vote in Durack ahead of the Nationals' Shane van Styn, who won 23 per cent. Mr Grylls said he felt “refreshed” after stepping down as Nationals leader and ...and more »

  • Indigenous community closures: essential service uncertainty - ABC Local

    The Liberal Federal member for Durack, Melissa Price, released a statement saying that she has consulted with Premier Barnett on the issue of essential services. "I am informed that funding has been provided that will see services continue for at least ...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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