2001 Profile of the division of La Trobe

Updated: 9 February 2011

State:

Victoria

Name Derivation:

Named after Charles Joseph La Trobe (1801–1875), first Lieutenant-Governor of Victoria (1851–1854). He also promoted the Foundation of Melbourne University in 1853.

Area and Location Description:

It covers an area of approximately 549 sq km from Bayswater in the north-west, to Gembrook in the east and Officer in the south-east.

The main suburbs include Bayswater, Beaconsfield, Belgrave, Berwick, Boronia, Cockatoo, Emerald, Ferntree Gully, Gembrook, Narre Warren, Officer, Olinda, Sassafras and Upwey.

Products/Industries of the area:

Household products, car accessories and other light industries.

First Proclaimed/Election

1949

Members

  • Bob Charles (LP) 1990–
  • P Milton (ALP) 1980–90
  • M Baillieu (LP) 1975–80
  • A H Lamb (ALP) 1972–75
  • J D Jess (LP) 1960–72
  • R G Casey (LP) 1949–60

For Current Members information, browse the Parliament of Australia Members page.

AEC – Divisional Office Contact Numbers and Addresses

Demographic Rating

Outer Metropolitan

Statistical information
3 October 1998 Election 6 November 1999 Referendum 10 November 2001 Election

Enrolment: 79 276

Informal Vote: 3.61%

Turnout: 96.10%

Seat Status: Marginal Liberal

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 49.01%
  • LP: 50.99%

Enrolment: 83 193

Informal Vote:

  • Republic Question 0.89%
  • Preamble Question 0.94%

Turnout:

  • Republic Question 95.48%
  • Preamble Question 95.47%

Enrolment: 88 269

Informal Vote: 4.2%

Turnout: 95.55%

Seat Status:Marginal Liberal

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 46.33%
  • LP: 53.67%
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