Profile of the electoral division of Maribyrnong (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:
1906 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 Maribyrnong (2018) [PDF 724KB]
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Name Derivation:

Named after the Maribyrnong River. The name 'Maribyrnong' is variously believed to be:

  • an Aboriginal word for 'yam' or 'edible root', or
  • derived from the Woiwaurrung word 'Mirrangbamurn', with 'mirrang' meaning eye and 'barmurn' meaning ringtail possum, or
  • from the traditional name 'Mareingalk', country belonging to the Mareinbulluc
Area
64 sq km
Location description

The Division of Maribyrnong consists of:

  • Moonee Valley City Council,
  • Part of the Brimbank City Council,
  • Part of the Hume City Council,
  • Part of the Maribyrnong City Council, and
  • Part of the Melbourne City Council.
Products/Industries of the Area:
Retail, health care, education and training.
Demographic Rating:
Inner Metropolitan – situated in capital cities and consisting of well-established built-up suburbs.
Current member details:

Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website

Members:
  • Shorten, W (ALP) 2007–
  • Sercombe, B (ALP) 1996–2007
  • Griffiths, A G (ALP) 1983–1996
  • Cass, M H (ALP) 1969–1983
  • Stokes, P W C (LP) 1955–1969
  • Drakeford, A S (FLP/ALP) 1934–1955
  • Fenton, J E (ALP/UAP) 1910–1934
  • Mauger, S (PROT) 1906–1910
AEC Divisional Office:
Divisional Office contact details
Further information:
For supporting information, see Party codes, demographic ratings and seat status.
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