Profile of the electoral division of Higgins (Vic)
Updated: 22 February 2012
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 Henry Higgins 1851–1929, Member of the House of Representatives 1901–06, Justice of the High Court 1906–29 and President of the new Commonwealth Conciliation and Arbitration Court 1907–21.
Area and Location Description:
The Division of Higgins is located in Melbourne's south-eastern suburbs. It covers an area of approximately 40 sq km from Hughesdale in the south-east, South Yarra and Toorak in the north-west, Windsor in the south-west and Ashburton and Glen Iris in the east. The main suburbs include Armadale, Ashburton, Kooyong, Malvern, Malvern East, Prahran and Toorak along with parts of Carnegie, Glen Iris, Hughesdale, Murrumbeena, South Yarra and Windsor.
Products/Industries of the Area:
The division is mainly residential, with retail and commercial interests in a number of suburbs.
O'Dwyer, K (LP) 2009–
Costello, P (LP) 1990–2009
Shipton, R F (LP) 1975–1990
Gorton, J G (LP/IND) 1968–1975
Holt, H E (LP) 1949–1967