Bean

Represented by

2022 Candidates

ABC Election 2022 Guide

David
Smith (Labor) since winning this seat at its first contest in 2019. Smith had
previously served as an ACT Senator from May 2018 to the 2019 election,
elected to the Senate by the High Court after the disqualification of Katy
Gallagher.

Most of
Bean’s population lives in the southern Canberra districts of Molonglo
Valley, Weston Creek, Woden Valley and Tuggeranong. In area Bean is the ACT’s
largest electorate at 1,913 square kilometres, just over three-quarters of
the ACT courtesy of including the ACT’s rural and forested southern areas.
The electorate also includes the Australian external territory of Norfolk
Island.

AEC Electorate Details

Demographic: Inner Metropolitan – situated in capital cities and consisting of well-established built-up suburbs

The Division of Bean covers an area in the south of the ACT consisting of the Districts of:

  • Booth,
  • Coree,
  • Cotter River,
  • Mount Clear,
  • Paddys River,
  • Rendezvous Creek,
  • Stromlo,
  • Tennent,
  • Tuggeranong,
  • part of Jerrabomberra,
  • part of Molonglo Valley,
  • part of Weston Creek, and
  • part of Woden Valley

The Division of Bean also includes Norfolk Island.