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Churchlands Electorate Profile (2021)

About the Churchlands Electorate

Map showing the boundaries of the Churchlands electorate for the 2021 election

PDF version of the Churchlands electorate map

PDF version of the North Metropolitan Region electorate map

Area (sq km): 24
Number of Electors: 29,084
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission.

Origin of the Name:
The area which today comprises the suburb of "Churchlands" was originally granted to Henry Trigg in 1831. In September 1891, this area was acquired by the Roman Catholic Bishop of Perth, the Right Reverend Matthew Gibney. Gibney was far sighted in his acquisition of land for the Church, and this area became known as "Church Lands" as a result of it being owned by the Church. The City of Perth referred to an area just south of here as "Churchlands" as early as 1924.
Source: Western Australia. Department of Land Administration. Names and Places.

Suburbs and Towns within the Electorate:
Churchlands; City Beach *; Doubleview *; Floreat *; Glendalough; Scarborough *; Wembley *; Wembley Downs; West Leederville *; Woodlands
* = Suburb/Town split between more than one Electorate.
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission.

Legislative Council Region:
North Metropolitan

Local Governments within the Electorate:
Town of Cambridge ; Statistical Profile of Town of Cambridge

Government: Churchlands Primary School; Churchlands Senior High School; Doubleview Primary School; Floreat Park Primary School; Kapinara Primary School; Lake Monger Primary School; Wembley Downs Primary School; Wembley Primary School; West Leederville Primary School; Woodlands Primary School.

Other: Bold Park Community School; Chrysalis Montessori School; Hale School; Holy Rosary School; Holy Spirit School; International School Of Western Australia; Newman College; Telethon Speech & Hearing.

Local Newspapers:
  • Cambridge Post
  • Western Suburbs Weekly

Statistical Profile of the Churchlands Electorate


Information about the 2021 State General Election
Information about Previous Elections

Current Member

Christine Tonkin (ALP)

Christine has lived in Wembley since the late 1980s, in the same street that her grandparents lived in.

Ms Tonkin is an expert in public procurement reform and has worked in this field for over 25 years in Queensland, for the United Nations, and as an international consultant with organisations such as the Asian Development Bank.

Contact details and Speeches



Successive Members for the Churchlands Electorate

Constituency created under the Redistribution of Seats 1994

Name Party Term
Dr Elizabeth (Liz) Constable Independent Liberal 1996 - 2013
Sean Kimberley L'Estrange Liberal Party 2013 - 2021
Christine Tonkin Australian Labor Party 2021 -

Black, David & Valerie Prescott. Election Statistics: Legislative Assembly of Western Australia, 1890-1996. Perth, WA: Parliament of Western Australia Electoral Commission, 1997.
Parliament of Western Australia, Members (website)