Division of Deakin

Australian federal electoral division

The Division of Deakin is an Australian Electoral Division in Victoria. It is named for Alfred Deakin, was the Prime Minister of Australia three times.[1] Set up in 1937, it covers an area of 70 km2 in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne.[1] Once a rural area is now includes the suburbs of Blackburn, Forest Hill, Mitcham, Nunawading, and Ringwood.[1]

Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Deakin (green) in Victoria
MPMichael Sukkar
NamesakeAlfred Deakin
Electors87,710 (2010)
Area61 km2 (23.6 sq mi)
DemographicOuter Metropolitan
Alfred Deakin


Member Party Term
  William Hutchinson United Australia 1937–1944
  Liberal 1944–1949
  Frank Davis Liberal 1949–1966
  Alan Jarman Liberal 1966–1983
  John Saunderson Labor 1983–1984
  Julian Beale Liberal 1984–1990
  Ken Aldred Liberal 1990–1996
  Phil Barresi Liberal 1996–2007
  Mike Symon Labor 2007–2013
  Michael Sukkar Liberal 2013–present

Election resultsEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Profile of the electoral division of Deakin (Vic)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2013.

Other websitesEdit

Coordinates: 37°49′19″S 145°12′22″E / 37.822°S 145.206°E / -37.822; 145.206