2004 Profile of the division of Melbourne Ports

Updated: 9 February 2011



Name Derivation:

Named after the area in which it is located.

Area and Location Description:

Melbourne Ports covers an area of approximately 44 sq km around the north and north-eastern shores of Port Phillip Bay. The suburbs include Albert Park, Balaclava, Caulfield, Elsternwick, Elwood, Middle Park, Port Melbourne, St Kilda and South Melbourne.

Map of Division:

Products/Industries of the Area:

Car assembly plants, aircraft parts production, stevedoring and various manufacturing, commercial and retail industries.

First Proclaimed/Election:


Demographic Rating:

Inner Metropolitan


  • DANBY, M (ALP) 1998–
  • HOLDING, C (ALP) 1977–1998
  • CREAN, F (ALP) 1951–1977
  • HOLLOWAY, E J (FLP/ALP) 1931–1951
  • MATHEWS, J (ALP) 1906–1931
  • MAUGER, S (PROT) 1901–1906

Current Member Details:

See the Parliament of Australia website

AEC Divisional Office Address:

See Divisional Office Contact Details

2004 Federal Election Results:

  • Enrolment: 92 740
  • Informal Vote: 3.40%
  • Turnout: 91.13%
  • Seat Status: Marginal Labor
  • Two Party Preferred: LP: 46.26% | ALP: 53.74%

Further information:

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