Division of Lalor

Australian federal electoral division

The Division of Lalor is a Federal Electoral Division for the Australian House of Representatives in the state of Victoria. It is located in the outer western suburbs of Melbourne. It includes the suburbs of Werribee, Point Cook, Laverton, Rockbank and Melton.

Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Lalor (green) in Victoria
MPJoanne Ryan
NamesakePeter Lalor
Area991 km2 (382.6 sq mi)
DemographicOuter Metropolitan

The Division was drawn up on 11 May 1949, for the 1949 Federal election. It was named after Peter Lalor, the leader of the miners at the Eureka Stockade, and a former member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly.


Member Party Term
  Reg Pollard Labor 1949–1966
  Mervyn Lee Liberal 1966–1969
  Jim Cairns Labor 1969–1977
  Barry Jones Labor 1977–1998
  Julia Gillard Labor 1998–2013
  Joanne Ryan Labor 1998–2013

Barry Jones was the Minister for Science under Bob Hawke and Labor National President. Jim Cairns, was the Treasurer and Deputy Prime Minister under Gough Whitlam. As Julia Gillard was Deputy Prime Minister prior to becoming Prime Minister, Lalor is the only federal electorate to have been held by two Deputy Prime Ministers.

Election resultsEdit


Coordinates: 37°47′46″S 144°36′50″E / 37.796°S 144.614°E / -37.796; 144.614