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Number of Electors: 24,065 (9 March 2015)

Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission. State Electorate Information.

Nomenclature: The Electorate of Baldivis takes its name from the suburb of Baldivis which is located in the southern end of the electorate. The area was one of the State Government's Group Settlement schemes implemented in the 1920s to alleviate unemployment and promote a State dairy industry. The name was created for the first school in the district near Baldivis and Fifty roads. A school building was completed and was given the name 'Baldivis' - a name coined by local settlers after three ships that brought them to WA in 1922 - the 'Balranald', the 'Diogenes' and the 'Jervis Bay'. All three ships were reportedly built in the same year in the UK. All of the vessels made their maiden voyage to WA within six weeks of each other.

Source: Western Australia. Department of Land Administration. Names and Places

Suburbs/Towns: Bertram, Baldivis*, Cooloongup*, Leda*, Waikiki*, Wellard

* = Suburb/Town split between more than one District.

Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission. State Electorate Information.

Government Schools: Baldivis Primary School; Baldivis Secondary College; Bertram Primary School; Makybe Rise Primary School; Settlers Primary School; Tuart Rise Primary School; Waikiki Primary School; Baldivis Gardens Primary School; Rivergums Primary School; Sheoak Grove Primary School; Ridgeview Secondary College

Opening Soon: Wellard Village Primary School (Opening 2022); Baldivis South Primary School (Working Name) (Opening 2021)

Non-government Schools: The King's College; Mother Teresa Catholic School; Peter Carnley Anglican Community School; Rockingham John Calvin School; South Coast Baptist College; Tranby College

Local Newspapers: Sound Telegraph

Books about Baldivis:
Richard Draper: Rockingham - the visions unfold: a history of the Rockingham district (426p. City of Rockingham, 1997)

Local Governments within District

City of Rockingham (part)