2004 Profile of the division of La Trobe

Updated: 29 September 2011



Name Derivation:

Named after Charles La Trobe 1801–75, first Lieutenant-Governor of Victoria 1851–54.

Area and Location Description:

La Trobe covers an area of approximately 588 sq km from Bayswater in the north west, to Gembrook in the east and Officer in the south east. The main suburbs include Beaconsfield, Belgrave, Berwick, Boronia, Cockatoo, Emerald, Ferntree Gully, Gembrook, Narre Warren North, Officer, Olinda, Pakenham, Sassafras and Upwey.

Map of Division:

Products/Industries of the Area:

Household products, car accessories and other light industries.

First Proclaimed/Election:


Demographic Rating:

Outer Metropolitan


  • WOOD, J (LP)–
  • CHARLES, B (LP) 1990–2004
  • MILTON, P (ALP) 1980–1990
  • BAILLIEU, M (LP) 1975–1980
  • LAMB, A H (ALP) 1972–1975
  • JESS, J D (LP) 1960–1972
  • CASEY, R G (LP) 1949–1960

Current Member Details:

See the Parliament of Australia website

AEC Divisional Office Address:

See Divisional Office Contact Details

2004 Federal Election Results:

  • Enrolment: 84 835
  • Informal Vote: 4.02%
  • Turnout: 95.46%
  • Seat Status: Marginal Liberal
  • Two Party Preferred: LP: 55.83% | ALP: 44.17%

Further information:

For supporting information, see Party Codes, Demographic Ratings and Seat Status.