Profile of the electoral division of Melbourne

Updated: 9 July 2019
Date this name and boundary was gazetted:
13 July 2018
First election this name was used at:
1901 federal election
First election this boundary was used at:
2019 federal election
Maps and data
A4 map of the electoral division of Melbourne (2018) [PDF 724KB]
Map of the Division of Melbourne (2018) [PDF 1.97MB]
Download GIS data
Name Derivation:
Named after the City of Melbourne. The settlement of Port Phillip was named 'Melbourne' on 5 March 1837 in honour of Lord Melbourne who was the Prime Minister of Great Britain at the time.
40 sq km
Location description

The Division of Melbourne consists of:

  • part of the Melbourne City Council,
  • part of the Moonee Valley City Council,
  • part of the Moreland City Council, and
  • part of the Yarra City Council.
Products/Industries of the Area:
Professional, scientific and technical services, financial services, accommodation and food services, health care, education and training, retail and manufacturing.
Demographic Rating:
Inner Metropolitan – situated in capital cities and consisting of well-established built-up suburbs.
Current member details:

Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website

  • Bandt, A (GRN) 2010–
  • Tanner, L (ALP) 1993–2010
  • Hand, G L (ALP) 1983–1993
  • Innes, U E (ALP) 1972–1983
  • Calwell, A A (ALP) 1940–1972
  • Malony, W R N (ALP/FLP) 1904–1940
  • McEacharn, M D (PROT) 1901–1904
AEC Divisional Office:
Divisional Office contact details
Further information:
For supporting information, see Party codes, demographic ratings and seat status.
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