The federal electorate of Moncrieff is in the heart of the Gold Coast – Australia’s tourism and small business capital.
Moncrieff covers an area of approximately 92 sq km; taking in the tourist strip’s sun, sand and surf from Miami to Main Beach.
Beyond its beautiful beaches, Moncrieff provides a gateway to the Hinterland through the western suburbs of Nerang, Highland Park and Worongary.
The main suburbs that make up the federal electorate of Moncrieff include Ashmore, Benowa, Broadbeach, Broadbeach Waters, Bundall, Carrara, HighlandPark, Main Beach, Mermaid Beach, Mermaid Waters, Miami, Nerang, Sorrento, Southport and Surfers Paradise.
The Liberal Party has represented Moncrieff since the seat was created in 1984. The Hon Steven Ciobo is the current MP and has been the member since 2001.
The Moncrieff electorate was named after light opera singer Gladys Moncrieff, who was born in Queensland in 1892.
As a child, she toured the State giving concerts and was advertised as ‘Little Gladys the Australian Wonder Child’.
A popular entertainer, Gladys Moncrieff became known as ‘Australia’s Queen of Song’ and then ‘Our Glad’.
She died in 1976. Gladys Moncrieff’s interest in entertainment has had an enduring influence on the area.