Origin of name
The Division of Denison takes its name from Sir William Denison (1804-71), Lieutenant-Governor of Tasmania (1847-55) and Governor of New South Wales (1855-61).
Denison is an inner metropolitan division centred in the greater Hobart region. Denison extends from Austins Ferry in the north to Firthside and Bonnet Hill in the south, from Hobart in the east to Collinsvale in the west. The City of Hobart and the City of Glenorchy are in this division, along with part of the Municipality of Kingborough.
290 sq km
Number of electors on the Tasmanian Electoral Roll
71,322 (as at 19 February 2010)
The Division of Denison is both a House of Assembly and a federal House of Representatives electorate.
Current Member in the House of Representatives
Current Members in the House of Assembly
Elise Archer (Liberal Party)
Scott Bacon (Australian Labor Party)
Matthew Groom (Liberal Party)
Cassy O’Connor (Tasmanian Greens)
Graeme Sturges (Australian Labor Party)
At the 2010 House of Assembly Election
Electors enrolled: 71,322
Electors voted: 66,317 (92.98%)
Informal votes: 2,541 (3.56%)
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