Profile of the electoral division of Chisholm (Vic)
Updated: 22 June 2012
Current, boundary gazetted 24 December 2010 – this boundary will apply at the next federal election.
If a by-election is held before the next federal election, the boundary as at the 2010 federal election will apply.
Named after Caroline Chisholm 1808–77, noted social worker and advocate of immigration to New South Wales.
Area and Location Description:
The Division of Chisholm is located in Melbourne's eastern suburbs. It covers an area of approximately 65 sq km from Box Hill North in the north to Oakleigh and Clayton in the south and from Burwood East and Mount Waverley in the east to Burwood and Chadstone in the west. The suburbs of Ashwood, Blackburn South, Box Hill, Box Hill North, Box Hill South, Burwood, Chadstone, Clayton (part), Forest Hill (part), Huntingdale, Mont Albert, Mont Albert North (part), Mount Waverley, Oakleigh (part), Oakleigh East and Surrey Hills (part) are in the division.
Products/Industries of the Area:
The division has a diverse range of business, light and heavy industries including warehouses and metal, transport and electrical firms.
Burke, A (ALP) 1998–
Wooldridge, M (LP) 1987–1998
Mayer, H (ALP) 1983–1987
Harris, G M (LP) 1980–1983
Staley, A A (LP) 1970–1980
Hughes, W S K (LP) 1949–1970