2001 Profile of the division of Kooyong

Updated: 9 February 2011



Name Derivation:

Named after the Aboriginal word meaning 'camp or resting place'.

Area and Location Description:

It is an eastern inner metropolitan electorate covering an area of approximately 49 sq km stretching from Kew and Hawthorn in the west to Balwyn and Canterbury in the east, and from Balwyn North in the north to Hawthorn East and Camberwell in the south.

The main suburbs include Balwyn, Balwyn North, Camberwell (part), Canterbury, Glen Iris (part), Hawthorn, Hawthorn East, Kew, Kew East and Surrey Hills (part).

Products/Industries of the area:

Contains residential with no major industries.

First Proclaimed/Election



  • Petro Georgiou (LP) 1994–
  • A S Peacock (LP) 1966–94
  • (Sir) R G Menzies (LP) 1934–66
  • J G Latham (LIB) 1922–34
  • (Sir) R Best (LIB) 1910–22
  • W Knox (LIB) 1901–10

For Current Members information, browse the Parliament of Australia Members page.

AEC – Divisional Office Contact Numbers and Addresses

Demographic Rating

Inner Metropolitan

Statistical information
3 October 1998 Election 6 November 1999 Referendum 10 November 2001 Election

Enrolment: 84 069

Informal Vote: 2.02%

Turnout: 95.88%

Seat Status: Safe Liberal

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 38.61%
  • LP: 61.39%

Enrolment: 86 533

Informal Vote:

  • Republic Question 0.76%
  • Preamble Question 0.78%


  • Republic Question 94.88%
  • Preamble Question 94.89%

Enrolment: 87 128

Informal Vote: 2.57%

Turnout: 94.62%

Seat Status: Safe Liberal

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 39.06%
  • LP: 60.94%
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