Grayndler Electorate History

This electorate was named after Edward Grayndler (1867-1943), a member of the New South Wales Legislative Council (1921-1934 and 1936-1943). He was also General Secretary of the Australian Workers’ Union from 1912 to 1941.

First Proclaimed – 1949

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Map of Grayndler


Current Member: Anthony Albanese (ALP) 1996 –
(a) J McHugh (ALP) 1993-96
(b) L B McLeay (ALP) 1979-93
(c) F E Stewart (ALP) 1977-79
(d) A P Whitlam (ALP) 1975-77
(e) F M Daly (ALP) 1949-75

Information kits:

Pensioners and Seniors Kit – March 2018

Grayndler Electorate Profile

Location: Grayndler is located in the metropolitan inner west of Sydney.

Bound by the Parramatta River in the north and the Sydenham Bankstown Railway line and the Goods Railway line in the south. To the east follows the Leichhardt Municipal Council boundary to Parramatta Road, along Kingston Road, Main Suburban Railway line and part of the Marrickville Council boundary. In the west follows Canterbury Road, Prospect Road, Liverpool Road, Frederick Street, Parramatta Road, Iron Cove Creek then along the western bank of Iron Cove. The main suburbs include Annandale, Balmain, Birchgrove, Canterbury (part), Dulwich Hill (part), Enmore, Haberfield, Hurlstone Park (part), Marickville (part), Rozelle, Stanmore, St. Peters, Summer Hill, Sydneham.

Area: 32 sq km (approx.)

Electors enrolled: approx. 98,000 (at Aug 2010)

Industries: Manufacturing, engineering works, retail and service industries

State electorates: State electorates within Grayndler include parts of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorates of Canterbury, Heffron, Summer Hill, Newtown, Balmain and Strathfield.

Congratulatory messages

What are congratulatory messages?

Australians celebrating a special birthday or wedding anniversary can receive personal congratulations from the Prime Minister, Governor-General or the Queen. In addition, they can receive a card or message from their local members of the Federal and State Governments.

You can make a big day special for friends or relatives celebrating important milestones in their lives.

Who qualifies?

The Prime Minister will send a message of congratulations to people turning 90 years of age or more.

The Queen and Governor-General will send a message on a 100th birthday. On request, the Prime Minister and the Governor-General will write again every year and the Queen will write again every five years.

The Prime Minister and Governor-General send messages to couples celebrating 50 years of marriage and subsequent wedding anniversaries.

The Queen sends messages to couples celebrating 60 years of marriage and will write every five years after that on request.

50th Wedding Anniversary

50thplus Wedding Anniversary

90th Birthday

90th plus Birthday

Prime Minister









100th and every year thereafter

The Queen


60th and every fifth year thereafter


100th and every fifth year thereafter

How to arrange a message

Grayndler residents should contact my electorate office by email [email protected] or by phoning (02) 9564 3588.

You will need to provide supporting documentation such as birth certificates or marriage certificates. If these are not available you can provide a statutory declaration. Statutory declaration forms are available at any post office.

Where appropriate, your request to the Prime Minister will be passed on to the Governor-General and the Queen so you only have to make one application.

When to arrange the message

You can make arrangements for anniversary messages up to two months before the celebration.

You can request a belated message up to one month after the birthday or wedding anniversary has passed.

Where will the message be delivered?

Messages can be delivered directly to the recipient or to a care-of address for surprises.

Flags and Symbols

Our flags and symbols help tell the story of who we are as Australians

If you are planning to travel overseas and represent Australia, or you are a student visiting another country on exchange, my office staff can organise a flag and a travel pack to take with you. This pack includes information on our symbols and flags, and music and words to the National Anthem.

Local non-profit community groups can also apply for a flag through my office.

The flags available include the Australian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags.

If you would like a travel pack or a flag please call the office on 9564 3588 or
email [email protected]

State MPs in the Electorate of Grayndler

Ms Jo Haylen MP
Member for Summer Hill
299-301 Marrickville Road
Ph: (02) 9572 5900
Fax: (02) 9572 6414
Email: [email protected]

Ms Sophie Cotsis MP
Suites 201 & 202 Level 2
308-312 Beamish Street
Phone: (02) 9718 1234
Fax: (02) 9787 1999
Email: [email protected]

Mr Ron Hoenig  MP
Member for Heffron
Shop 117, 747 Botany Road
Phone: (02) 9699 8166
Fax: (02) 9699 8222
Email: [email protected]

Ms Jodi Mckay MP
Member for Strathfield
Shop 1, 54 Burwood Road,
Phone: (02) 9747 1711
Fax: (02) 9747 6054
Email: [email protected]

Mr Jamie Parker MP
Member for Balmain
112A Glebe Point Road
Phone: (02) 9660 7586
Fax: (02) 9660 6112
Email: [email protected]

Ms Jenny Leong MP
Member for Newtown
Parliament House
Macquarie Street
Phone: (02) 9230 3046
Fax: (02) 9230 3047
Email: [email protected]

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Local Government

Inner West Council was proclaimed on 12 May 2016. It is made up of the former Local Government Areas of Ashfield, Leichhardt and Marrickville.

For Local Council information, follow the links below:

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