2007 federal election: Profile of the Electoral Division of Deakin

Updated: 9 February 2011



Name Derivation:

Named after Alfred Deakin 1856–1919, Prime Minister of Australia 1903–04, 1905–08 and 1909–10.

Area and Location Description:

Deakin covers an area of approximately 61 sq km from Blackburn in the west to Croydon in the east. The main suburbs include Bayswater North (part), Blackburn, Blackburn North, Blackburn South, Burwood East, Croydon (part), Croydon South (part), Forest Hill (part), Heathmont, Mitcham and parts of, Nunawading, Ringwood, Ringwood East, Ringwood North and Vermont.

Map of Division:

Products/Industries of the Area:

Mainly residential with some light manufacturing, commercial and retail industries.

First Proclaimed/Election:


Demographic Rating:

Outer Metropolitan


  • Symon, M (ALP) 2007–
  • Barresi, P (LP) 1996–2007
  • Aldred, K J (LP) 1990–1996
  • Beale, J H (LP) 1984–1990
  • Saunderson, J (ALP) 1983–1984
  • Jarman, A W (LP) 1966–1983
  • Davis, F J (LP) 1949–1966
  • Hutchinson, W J (LP) 1937–1949

Current Member Details:

Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website

AEC Divisional Office Address:

Divisional Office Contact Details

2007 Federal Election Results:

House of Representatives results for Deakin

Further information:

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