Named in honour of the Hon. Alfred Deakin, 1856–1919. Deakin was an active member of the Constitutional Conventions that led to the Commonwealth of Australia, Prime Minister of Australia (1903–04, 1905–08 and 1909–10) and a Member of the House of Representatives (1901–13).
79 sq km
The Division of Deakin consists of:
part of the Manningham City Council,
part of the Maroondah City Council, and
part of the Whitehorse City Council.
Outer Metropolitan – situated in capital cities and containing large areas of recent suburban expansion.
Former members for an electoral division of this name can be found by searching ‘Electoral divisions’ or ‘Members of the House of Representatives since 1901’ in the historical information section of the Parliamentary Handbook