Mayo is Australia’s happiest electorate! Located to the south and east of Adelaide, Mayo takes in Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island.
The area is known for its orchards, vineyards and farmland, with other major industries including tourism, hospitality and copper mining. The electorate of Mayo was established 1984 and named after Helen Mayo, a social activist and the first woman elected to an Australian University Council. It was held by the Liberal Party until the election of Rebekha Sharkie in 2016.
The major towns in the 9,315 km² area include Bridgewater, Birdwood, Crafers, Echunga, Gumeracha, Hahndorf, Kingscote, Langhorne Creek, Lobethal, Macclesfield, Mount Barker, Myponga, Nairne, Oakbank, Stirling, Strathalbyn, Victor Harbor, Woodside and Yankalilla.