Named in honour of the Rt Hon. Sir John Grey Gorton GCMG AC CH, 1911-2002. Gorton was Prime Minister of Australia (1968–71), a Senator for Victoria (1949–68) and a Member of the House of Representatives (1968–75).
540 sq km
The Division of Gorton consists of:
Melton City Council, and
part of Brimbank City Council.
Products/Industries of the Area:
Harness racing, horse training and breeding facilities, retail, construction, health care, transport and warehousing.
Outer Metropolitan – situated in capital cities and containing large areas of recent suburban expansion.