Profile of the electoral division of Jagajaga (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 three principal Aboriginal elders who signed a treaty with John Batman in 1835 which intended to give the white settlers 500 000 acres of land at the north west end of Port Phillip Bay and 100 000 acres around Geelong.
Area and Location Description:
The Division of Jagajaga is located in Melbourne's north-eastern suburbs. It covers an area of approximately 128 sq km from Ivanhoe in the south to Kangaroo Ground in the north-east. The main suburbs include Bellfield, Briar Hill, Bundoora (part), Eaglemont, Eltham, Greensborough (part), Heidelberg, Heidelberg West, Ivanhoe, Kangaroo Ground, Macleod (part), Montmorency, Research, Rosanna, St Helena, Viewbank, North Warrandyte, Watsonia and Yallambie.
Products/Industries of the Area:
This is a commercial and light industrial area which contains Simpson Army Barracks and Austin Hospital.
Macklin, J (ALP) 1996–
Staples, P R (ALP) 1984–1996