Division of Maribyrnong

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Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Maribyrnong (green) in Victoria
Created 1906
MP Bill Shorten
Party Labor
Namesake Maribyrnong River
Electors 104,909 (2013)
Area 73 km2 (28.2 sq mi)
Demographic Inner Metropolitan

The Division of Maribyrnong is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Victoria. It is located in the inner north-western suburbs of Melbourne. It covers the suburbs of Aberfeldie, Airport West, Avondale Heights, Braybrook, Essendon, Kealba, Keilor East, Maribyrnong, Moonee Ponds, Niddrie, St. Albans and Sunshine North. Due to redistributions, the Division has been slowly moving west. It originally covered the suburbs of Footscray and North Melbourne. According to the 2011 census, Maribyrnong has the highest proportion of Catholics in any Commonwealth Electoral Division in Australia with 41.6% of the population.

The Division was proclaimed at the redistribution of 13 July 1906, and was first contested at the 1906 election. The Division was named after the Maribyrnong River, which runs through it. The Division is a safe Labor seat.

The current member for Maribyrnong since the 2007 election is the former National Secretary of the Australian Workers' Union and present Leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten.


Member Party Term
  Samuel Mauger Protectionist 1906–1909
  Commonwealth Liberal 1909–1910
  James Fenton Labor 1910–1931
  United Australia 1931–1934
  Arthur Drakeford Labor 1934–1955
  Philip Stokes Liberal 1955–1969
  Moss Cass Labor 1969–1983
  Alan Griffiths Labor 1983–1996
  Bob Sercombe Labor 1996–2007
  Bill Shorten Labor 2007–present

Election results[edit]

Australian federal election, 2013: Maribyrnong
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Bill Shorten 43,162 47.90 −7.67
Liberal Ted Hatzakortzian 29,767 33.03 +4.44
Greens Richard Keech 8,920 9.90 −2.01
Palmer United Philip Cutler 2,470 2.74 +2.74
Sex Party Amy Myers 2,313 2.57 +2.57
Democratic Labour Marguerita Kavanagh 1,258 1.40 +1.40
Family First Hayleigh Carlson 944 1.05 −1.81
Christians Joe Paterno 888 0.99 +0.99
Rise Up Australia Jeff Truscott 395 0.44 +0.44
Total formal votes 90,117 93.82 −0.56
Informal votes 5,940 6.18 +0.56
Turnout 96,057 91.56 −0.08
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Bill Shorten 55,320 61.39 −6.10
Liberal Ted Hatzakortzian 34,797 38.61 +6.10
Labor hold Swing −6.10


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Coordinates: 37°45′11″S 144°51′32″E / 37.753°S 144.859°E / -37.753; 144.859