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 Alfred Deakin 1856–1919, Prime Minister of Australia 1903–04, 1905–08 and 1909–10.
Area and Location Description:
The Division of Deakin is located in Melbourne's eastern suburbs. It covers an area of approximately 70 sq km from Blackburn in the west to Croydon in the east. The main suburbs include Bayswater North (part), Blackburn, Blackburn North, Croydon (part), Croydon South (part), Forest Hill (part), Heathmont, Mitcham, Nunawading, Ringwood, Ringwood East, Ringwood North (part), Vermont and Vermont South.
Products/Industries of the Area:
Mainly residential with some light manufacturing, commercial and retail industries.
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