2013 federal election: Profile of the electoral division of Chisholm (Vic)

Updated: 4 September 2013
Current, boundary gazetted 24 December 2010.
AEC Divisional Office:
Divisional Office contact details
Maps & GIS data:
A4 map of the Division of Chisholm (2010) [PDF 1.4MB]
Map of the Division of Chisholm (2010) [PDF 22.3MB]
Download GIS data
Name Derivation:
Named after Caroline Chisholm 1808–77, noted social worker and advocate of immigration to New South Wales.
Area and Location Description:
The Division of Chisholm is located in Melbourne's eastern suburbs. It covers an area of approximately 65 sq km from Box Hill North in the north to Oakleigh and Clayton in the south and from Burwood East and Mount Waverley in the east to Burwood and Chadstone in the west. The suburbs of Ashwood, Blackburn South, Box Hill, Box Hill North, Box Hill South, Burwood, Chadstone, Clayton (part), Forest Hill (part), Huntingdale, Mont Albert, Mont Albert North (part), Mount Waverley, Oakleigh (part), Oakleigh East and Surrey Hills (part) are in the division.
Products/Industries of the Area:
The division has a diverse range of business, light and heavy industries including warehouses and metal, transport and electrical firms.
First Proclaimed/Election:
Demographic Rating:
Inner Metropolitan
Burke, A (ALP) 1998–
Wooldridge, M (LP) 1987–1998
Mayer, H (ALP) 1983–1987
Harris, G M (LP) 1980–1983
Staley, A A (LP) 1970–1980
Hughes, W S K (LP) 1949–1970
Current Member Details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
Further information:
2010 federal election – House of Representatives results for Chisholm
2007 federal election – House of Representatives results for Chisholm
2004 federal election – House of Representatives results for Chisholm
2010 divisional profile
For supporting information, see Party codes, demographic ratings and seat status.