About the Baldivis Electorate

Number of Electors: 32,554 (13 March 2021)

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: Baldivis*, Cooloongup*, Waikiki*, Wellard*

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

Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission. State Electorate Information.

Government Schools: Baldivis Gardens Primary School; Baldivis Primary School; Baldivis Secondary College; Makybe Rise Primary School; Pine View Primary School; Ridge View Secondary College; Rivergums Primary School; Settlers Primary School; Sheoak Grove Primary School; Tuart Rise Primary School; Waikiki Primary School; Wellard Primary School; Wellard Village Primary School.

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