David Coleman, since 2013.
Southern Sydney. Banks covers large parts of the St George area and neighbouring suburbs. It includes most of the Georges River council area and parts of the Canterbury-Bankstown council area. Key suburbs include East Hills, Panania, Padstow, Picnic Point, Revesby, Mortdale, Peakhurst, Penshurst, Allawah and Oatley.
The seat was first won in 1949 by Labor candidate Dominic Costa. Costa held the seat for twenty years, always as a member of the opposition, retiring in 1969.
Vince Martin was elected in 1969, and held the seat until he was defeated for preselection in 1980 by John Mountford. Mountford held the seat until his retirement in 1990.
In 1990, Banks was won by Labor candidate Daryl Melham. Melham held the seat for over two decades, serving in the Opposition shadow ministry from 1996 to 1998 and again from 2001 to 2004. Successive swings against the ALP wore his margin down to 1.06% in 2004, although a favourable redistribution before the 2007 election, combined with a swing of almost 8%, made the seat much safer.
Daryl Melham narrowly held on in 2010 despite a 9% swing, and in 2013 he lost to Liberal candidate David Coleman with a further 3.3% swing. Coleman was re-elected in 2016 and 2019.
- David Coleman (Liberal)
- Elouise Cocker (Liberal Democrats)
- Marika Momircevski (United Australia)
- Natalie Hanna (Greens)
- Steve Khouw (Independent)
- Malcolm Heffernan (One Nation)
- Zhi Soon (Labor)
|Ki Man Ho||Christian Democratic Party||2,624||2.9||-2.5|
|Reginald Wright||United Australia Party||2,029||2.2||+2.2|
|Anjali Thakur||Animal Justice||1,688||1.8||+0.1|
2019 two-party-preferred result
Booths have been divided into three parts: north-east, south-east and west. The “west” covers all of those booths west of Salt Pan Creek, which also aligns with the former Bankstown council area. The remainder of the electorate is mostly contained in the Georges River council, along with a small part of the Canterbury part of the Canterbury-Bankstown council area. This remainder is divided into the suburbs nearer the river in the south-east and the others in the north-east.
The Liberal Party’s two-party-preferred vote ranged from 51.8% in the north-east to 60.2% in the south-east.
|Voter group||LIB 2PP %||Total votes||% of votes|