Profile of the electoral division of Flinders (Vic)

Updated: 11 July 2018
State/Territory:
Victoria
Date this name and boundary was gazetted:
13 July 2018
First election this name was used at:
1901 federal election
First election this boundary was used at:
The next federal election following the 2016 federal election
Maps and data
A4 map of the electoral division of Flinders (2018) [PDF 724KB]
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Name Derivation:
Named in honour of Matthew Flinders, 1774–1814. Flinders was a well-known navigator and explorer who charted parts of the Australian coast. The adoption of the name Australia is due to him.
Area
871 sq km
Location description

The Division of Flinders consists of:

  • part of the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, and
  • The unincorporated areas of Elizabeth, French, and Sandstone Islands.
Products/Industries of the Area:
Healthcare, retail, dairy farms, fishing, poultry, orchards, light industries, education and training, wineries, and tourism.
Demographic Rating:
Rural – outside capital cities and without majority of enrolment in major provincial cities.
Current member details:

Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website

Members:
  • Hunt, G (LP) 2001–
  • Reith, P (LP) 1984–2001
  • Chynoweth, R L (ALP) 1983–1984
  • Reith, P (LP) 1982–1983
  • Lynch, P R (LP) 1966–1982
  • Lindsay, R W L (LP) 1954–1966
  • Ewert, K W W (ALP) 1952–1954
  • Ryan, R S (UAP/LP) 1940–1952
  • Fairbairn, J V (UAP) 1933–1940
  • Bruce, S M (UAP) 1931–1933
  • Holloway, E J (ALP) 1929–1931
  • Bruce, S M (NAT) 1918–1929
  • Irvine, W H (ANTI-SOC/LIB/NAT) 1906–1918
  • Gibb, J (FT) 1903–1906
  • Groom, A C (FT) 1901–1903
AEC Divisional Office:
Divisional Office contact details
Further information:
For supporting information, see Party codes, demographic ratings and seat status.
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