Named after Caroline Chisholm 1808–77, noted social worker and advocate of immigration to New South Wales.
Chisholm covers an area of approximately 61 sq km in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, from Box Hill North in the north to Oakleigh and Clayton in the south and from Glen Waverley and Mount Waverley in the east to Burwood and Chadstone in the west. The suburbs of Ashwood, Box Hill, Box Hill North, Box Hill South, Burwood, Chadstone, Clayton, Glen Waverley, Huntingdale, Mount Waverley, Oakleigh, Oakleigh East and Surrey Hills are in the division.
The division has a diverse range of business, light and heavy industries including warehouses and metal, transport and electrical firms.
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