2004 Profile of the division of Jagajaga

Updated: 29 September 2011



Name Derivation:

Named after three principal Aboriginal elders who signed a treaty with John Batman in 1835 which gave the white settlers 500 000 acres of land at the north west end of Port Phillip Bay and 100 000 acres around Geelong.

Area and Location Description:

Jagajaga covers an area of approximately 87 sq km from Warrandyte in the north to Ivanhoe in the south. The main suburbs include Bundoora, Eltham, Greensborough, Heidelberg, Heidelberg West, Ivanhoe, Macleod, Montmorency, Research, Rosanna, Viewbank, North Warrandyte, Watsonia and Yallambie.

Map of Division:

Products/Industries of the Area:

This is a light industrial area which contains Simpson Army Barracks and Austin Hospital.

First Proclaimed/Election:


Demographic Rating:

Outer Metropolitan


  • MACKLIN, J (ALP) 1996–
  • STAPLES, P R (ALP) 1984–1996

Current Member Details:

See the Parliament of Australia website

AEC Divisional Office Address:

See Divisional Office Contact Details

2004 Federal Election Results:

  • Enrolment: 93 294
  • Informal Vote: 3.98%
  • Turnout: 95.49%
  • Seat Status: Marginal Labor
  • Two Party Preferred: LP: 45.6% | ALP: 54.4%

Further information:

For supporting information, see Party Codes, Demographic Ratings and Seat Status.