Lyons is the largest electorate in Tasmania with an area measuring 33,212 sq km. The electorate is largely rural and is home to more than 100,000 people with over 74,000 enrolled voters.
The Electorate was named after Joseph Lyons and Dame Enid Lyons in 1984 following the abolition of the Division of Wilmot, the electorate of Lyons was created
Originally known as the Division of Wilmot the electorate was renamed Lyons after Joseph Lyons and Dame Enid Lyons in 1984. Joseph Lyons was Prime Minister of Australia from 1931 to 1939 and Premier of Tasmania from 1923 to 1928 and his wife Dame Enid who was the first woman elected to the Australian House of Representatives (1943) and subsequently the first female member of Cabinet (1949–51).
The Electorate shares the same boundaries as the Federal Division of Lyons.