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 former Prime Minister Sir John Gorton, who served as Prime Minister between 1968 and 1971.
Area and Location Description:
The Division of Gorton is located west of Melbourne. It covers an area of approximately 562 sq km and includes the suburbs of Albanvale, Brookfield, Burnside, Cairnlea, Caroline Springs, Deer Park, Delahey, Derrimut, Diggers Rest (part), Exford, Eynesbury (part), Hillside, Kings Park, Kurunjang, Melton, Melton West, Melton South, Mount Cottrell, Plumpton, Rockbank, Taylors Hill, Truganina (part) and Toolern Vale.
Products/Industries of the Area:
Home to the harness racing industry, and supports many horse training and breeding facilities.