2004 Profile of the division of Gellibrand

Updated: 29 September 2011



Name Derivation:

Named after Joseph Gellibrand 1786–1836, lawyer and explorer.

Area and Location Description:

Gellibrand covers an area of approximately 91 sq km from Maribyrnong in the north to Williamstown on Port Phillip Bay in the south, from the Maribyrnong River in the east, along Port Phillip Bay to Point Cook (Seabrook) in the west. The main suburbs include Altona, Altona Meadows, Altona North, Braybrook, Brooklyn, Footscray, Footscray West, Kingsville, Maidstone, Maribyrong, Newport, Seabrook, Seaholme, South Kingsville, Spotswood, Tottenham, Yarraville and Williamstown.

Map of Division:

Products/Industries of the Area:

Food processing, petrochemical and carbon products, one of Australia's largest marine engineering facilities, transport facilities, warehousing. Other industries include tourism and leisure in the historic precincts and along the bay, tertiary education sector, student accommodation, industrial and commercial parks and retail sector including strip shopping centres and major shopping hubs including homemaker centres.

First Proclaimed/Election:


Demographic Rating:

Inner Metropolitan


  • ROXON, N (ALP) 1998–
  • WILLIS, R (ALP) 1972–1998
  • MCIVOR, H J (ALP) 1955–1972
  • MULLENS, J M (ALP) 1949–1955

Current Member Details:

See the Parliament of Australia website.

AEC Divisional Office Address:

See Divisional Office Contact Details

2004 Federal Election Results:

  • Enrolment: 91 016
  • Informal Vote: 6.57%
  • Turnout: 93.40%
  • Seat Status: Safe Labor
  • Two Party Preferred: LP: 35.05% | ALP: 64.95%

Further information:

For supporting information, see Party Codes, Demographic Ratings and Seat Status.