Named after Matthew Flinders 1774–1814, well-known navigator and explorer. The adoption of the name Australia is due to him.
Flinders covers an area of approximately 1 955 sq km from Portsea in the south west to Mt Martha, Baxter, Cranbourne South, Kooweerup and Lang Lang along the northern sector to San Remo and Dalyston in the south east. The division surrounds and encompasses Western Port Bay including French Island and Phillip Island. The main towns include Rye, Rosebud, Dromana, Hastings, Baxter, Kooweerup, Nyora (part), Cowes, San Remo and Dalyston (part).
Steel-rolling mill, dairy farms, fishing, poultry, wineries, orchards, light industries and tourist industries.
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
For supporting information, see Party Codes, Demographic Ratings and Seat Status.