2016 federal election: profile of the electoral division of Corio (Vic)

Updated: 8 July 2016
Current, boundary gazetted 24 December 2010.
AEC Divisional Office:
Divisional Office contact details
Maps & GIS data:
A4 map of the Division of Corio (2010) [PDF 724KB]
Map of the Division of Corio (2010) [PDF 12.2MB]
Download GIS data
Name Derivation:
Named after Corio Bay which originated from an Aboriginal word 'coraiyo' meaning 'small marsupial' or 'sandy cliffs'.
Area and Location Description:
The Division of Corio is located in the south-west of Melbourne. It covers an area of approximately 989 sq km from the western shores of Port Phillip Bay, stretching to the north of Geelong and inland and covering most of the Bellarine Peninsula. Suburbs and towns include Anakie (part), Avalon, Batesford (part), Bell Park, Bell Post Hill, Breakwater, Clifton Springs (part), Corio, Curlewis, Drysdale, Fyansford (part), East Geelong, Geelong, North Geelong, South Geelong, Geelong West, Hamlyn Heights, Herne Hill, Lara, Leopold (part), Lovely Banks, Manifold Heights, Moolap, Newcomb, Newtown (part), Norlane, North Shore, Portarlington, St Albans Park, St Leonards, Rippleside, Thomson (part) and Whittington.
Products/Industries of the Area:
Many industries, including stevedoring, vehicle manufacturing plant, meat processing, aluminium smelter, petroleum refinery, woollen mills, saltworks, poultry and mussel farming, fishing, wood chipping, wool scouring, fertiliser refining, tourism, tannery, carpet, clothing, shoes, chemical production and aeronautical services.
First Proclaimed/Election:
Demographic Rating:
Marles, R (ALP) 2007–
O'Connor, G (ALP) 1993–2007
Scholes, G G D (ALP) 1967–1993
Opperman, H F (LP) 1949–1967
Dedman, J J (ALP) 1940–1949
Casey, R G (UAP) 1931–1940
Lewis, A (ALP) 1929–1931
Lister, J H (NAT) 1917–1929
Ozanne, A T (ALP) 1914–1917
Kendell, W (LIB) 1913–1914
Ozanne, A T (ALP) 1910–1913
Crouch, R A (PROT) 1901–1910
Current Member Details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
Further information:
2013 federal election – House of Representatives results for Corio
2010 federal election – House of Representatives results for Corio
2007 federal election – House of Representatives results for Corio
2004 federal election – House of Representatives results for Corio
2013 divisional profile
For supporting information, see Party codes, demographic ratings and seat status.