Division of Melbourne

Australian federal electoral division

The Division of Melbourne is an Australian Electoral Division of Victoria. It was one of the first 75 divisions set up for the first federal election in 1901.[1] It includes the City of Melbourne and the suburbs of Abbotsford, Ascot Vale, Carlton, Clifton Hill, Colllingwood, Docklands, North Melbourne, West Melbourne, East Melbourne, Fitzroy, Fitzroy North, Flemington, Kensington, Parkville, Richmond, and parts of Brunswick and Brunswick East.[1] It was named after the city of Melbourne, which was named in 1838 for Lord Melbourne, the British Prime Minister.[1]

Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Melbourne (green) in Victoria
MPAdam Bandt
Electors102,881 (2010)
Area53 km2 (20.5 sq mi)
DemographicInner Metropolitan


Member Party Term
  Sir Malcolm McEacharn Protectionist 1901–1904
  William Maloney Labor 1904–1940
  Arthur Calwell Labor 1940–1972
  Ted Innes Labor 1972–1983
  Gerry Hand Labor 1983–1993
  Lindsay Tanner Labor 1993–2010
  Adam Bandt Greens 2010–present

Arthur Calwell was the Leader of the Opposition. Lindsay Tanner was Minister for Finance and Deregulation in the first Rudd Government.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Profile of the electoral division of Melbourne". Australian Electoral Commission. 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2013.

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Coordinates: 37°48′00″S 144°57′47″E / 37.800°S 144.963°E / -37.800; 144.963