Division of Kooyong
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Kooyong (green) in Victoria
|Area||49 km2 (18.9 sq mi)|
The Division of Kooyong is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Victoria. It is located in the affluent inner eastern suburbs of Melbourne, and encompasses the suburbs of Kew, Hawthorn, Balwyn, Canterbury, Camberwell and Surrey Hills. The Division was proclaimed in 1900, and was one of the original 75 divisions to be contested at the first Federal election. The Division was named after the suburb of Kooyong, which is no longer in the Division, being instead in the Division of Higgins.
Kooyong has been held by non-Labor parties for its entire existence, and is one of the safest metropolitan seats in Australia for the Liberal Party. From 1922 to 1994, it was held by only three members—former Opposition Leader and future Chief Justice John Latham, former Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies and former Opposition Leader Andrew Peacock.
Peacock's successor, high-profile Liberal backbencher Petro Georgiou, saw off a challenge from Josh Frydenberg for Liberal Party preselection in April 2006. On 22 November 2008, Georgiou announced his retirement at the next federal election. Frydenberg won preselection as the Liberal Party's candidate for the seat for the 2010 election.
|William Knox||Free Trade, Anti-Socialist||1901–1909|
|Sir Robert Best||Commonwealth Liberal||1910–1917|
|John Latham||Liberal Union||1922–1925|
|Sir Robert Menzies||United Australia||1934–1944|
|Australian federal election, 2013: Kooyong|
|Palmer United||Luke McNamara||1,406||1.60||+1.60|
|Family First||Jaxon Calder||825||0.94||−0.60|
|Rise Up Australia||Tim Kriedemann||327||0.37||+0.37|
|Total formal votes||87,626||96.61||−0.61|
- Vote 1 the blonde chick from Moe - Opinion - www.theage.com.au
- Results for Kooyong
- The Age Online (2008). Georgiou, the party conscience, to quit. Retrieved 22 November 2008.