Current, boundary gazetted 24 December 2010 – this boundary will apply at the next federal election.
If a by-election is held before the next federal election, the boundary as at the 2010 federal election will apply.
Named after John Batman 1801–39, the early settler and explorer, known as the 'Founder of Melbourne'.
Area and Location Description:
The Division of Batman is located in Melbourne's northern suburbs. It covers an area of approximately 66 sq km from Thomastown/Bundoora in the north to Clifton Hill in the south, with Merri Creek providing the vast majority of the western boundary and Darebin Creek, parts of Macleod and Plenty Road Bundoora providing the eastern boundary. The suburbs of Alphington, Bundoora (part), Clifton Hill, Coburg North (part), Fairfield, Kingsbury, Macleod (part), Northcote, Preston, Reservoir, Thomastown (part) and Thornbury are in this division.
Products/Industries of the Area:
Light engineering, textiles, clothing and footwear and general retail.
Ferguson, M (ALP) 1996–
Howe, B L (ALP) 1977–1996
Garrick, H J (ALP) 1969–1977
Benson, S J (ALP/IND) 1962–1969
Bird, A C (ALP) 1949–1962
Brennan, F (FLP/ALP) 1934–1949
Dennis, S (UAP) 1931–1934
Brennan, F (ALP) 1911–1931
Beard, H E (ALP) 1910–1910
Coon, J (PROT) 1906–1910