Profile of the electoral division of La Trobe (Vic)
Updated: 22 February 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 Charles La Trobe 1801–75, first Lieutenant-Governor of Victoria 1851–54.
Area and Location Description:
The Division of La Trobe is located in the outer eastern and south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. It covers an area of approximately 562 sq km from Boronia in the north-west, to Gembrook in the east and Officer in the south-east. The main suburbs include Beaconsfield, Belgrave, Berwick, Boronia (part), Cockatoo, Emerald (part), Ferntree Gully (part), Ferny Creek, Gembrook (part), Macclesfield, Mount Dandenong (part), Narre Warren (part), Narre Warren North (part), Narre Warren South (part), Officer, Olinda (part), Pakenham Upper (part), Sassafras, Tecoma and Upwey.
Products/Industries of the Area:
Household products, car accessories and other light industries, horticulture, farming and tourism.
Smyth, L (ALP) 2010–
Wood, J (LP) 2004–2010
Charles, B (LP) 1990–2004
Milton, P (ALP) 1980–1990
Baillieu, M (LP) 1975–1980
Lamb, A H (ALP) 1972–1975
Jess, J D (LP) 1960–1972
Casey, R G (LP) 1949–1960