Division of Burke (1969–2004)

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Australian House of Representatives Division
NamesakeRobert O'Hara Burke

The Division of Burke was an Australian Electoral Division in Victoria. The division was created in 1969 and abolished in 2004.

The division was named after Robert O'Hara Burke, an explorer who led the Victorian expedition in 1860, the first to cross Australia from south to north.

It was located in the outer northern suburbs of Melbourne, including Broadmeadows and Thomastown, but later extended into rural areas including Bacchus Marsh, Gisborne and Sunbury. It was generally a safe seat for the Australian Labor Party.

The last member for Burke, Brendan O'Connor, was elected for the new seat of Gorton in 2004.


Image Member Party Term Notes
  No image.svg Keith Johnson
Labor 25 October 1969
19 September 1980
  No image.svg Andrew Theophanous
Labor 18 October 1980
1 December 1984
Transferred to the Division of Calwell
  No image.svg Neil O'Keefe
Labor 1 December 1984
8 October 2001
  Brendan O'Connor MP 2011.jpg Brendan O'Connor
Labor 10 November 2001
9 October 2004
Transferred to the Division of Gorton after Burke was abolished in 2004

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