Profile of the electoral division of Batman (Vic)

Updated: 19 November 2019
State/Territory:
Victoria
Status:
Current, boundary gazetted 24 December 2010.
AEC Divisional Office:
Divisional Office contact details (Division of Cooper)
Maps & GIS data:
A4 map of the Division of Batman (2010) [PDF 1.5MB]
Map of the Division of Batman (2010) [PDF 18.5MB]
Download GIS data
Name Derivation:
Named after John Batman 1801–39, the early settler and explorer, known as the 'Founder of Melbourne'.
Area and Location Description:
The Division of Batman is located in Melbourne's northern suburbs. It covers an area of approximately 66 sq km from Thomastown/Bundoora in the north to Clifton Hill in the south, with Merri Creek providing the vast majority of the western boundary and Darebin Creek, parts of Macleod and Plenty Road Bundoora providing the eastern boundary. The suburbs of Alphington, Bundoora (part), Clifton Hill, Coburg North (part), Fairfield, Kingsbury, Macleod (part), Northcote, Preston, Reservoir, Thomastown (part) and Thornbury are in this division.
First Proclaimed/Election:
1906
Demographic Rating:
Inner Metropolitan
Previous members:
Former members for an electoral division of this name can be found by searching ‘Electoral divisions’ or ‘Members of the House of Representatives since 1901’ in the historical information section of the Parliamentary Handbook
Current Member Details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
Further information:
2016 federal election – House of Representatives results for Batman
2013 federal election – House of Representatives results for Batman
2010 federal election – House of Representatives results for Batman
2007 federal election – House of Representatives results for Batman
2004 federal election – House of Representatives results for Batman
2016 divisional profile
2013 divisional profile
For supporting information, see Party codes, demographic ratings and seat status.
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