Named after Alfred Deakin 1856–1919, Prime Minister of Australia 1903–04, 1905–08 and 1909–10.
Area and Location Description:
The Division of Deakin is located in Melbourne's eastern suburbs. It covers an area of approximately 70 sq km from Blackburn in the west to Croydon in the east. The main suburbs include Bayswater North (part), Blackburn, Blackburn North, Croydon (part), Croydon South (part), Forest Hill (part), Heathmont, Mitcham, Nunawading, Ringwood, Ringwood East, Ringwood North (part), Vermont and Vermont South.
Products/Industries of the Area:
Mainly residential with some light manufacturing, commercial and retail industries.
Sukkar, M (LP) 2013–
Symon, M (ALP) 2007–2013
Barresi, P (LP) 1996–2007
Aldred, K J (LP) 1990–1996
Beale, J H (LP) 1984–1990
Saunderson, J (ALP) 1983–1984
Jarman, A W (LP) 1966–1983
Davis, F J (LP) 1949–1966
Hutchinson, W J (LP) 1937–1949
The AEC acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters, culture and community. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.