Division of Chisholm
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Chisholm (green) in Victoria
|Area||65 km2 (25.1 sq mi)|
The Division of Chisholm is an Australian Electoral Division in Victoria. The division was created in 1949 and is named for Caroline Chisholm, a social worker and promoter of women's immigration. It is located in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, and includes the suburbs of Ashwood, Blackburn South, Box Hill, Burwood, Chadstone, Huntingdale, Mont Albert, Mount Waverley, and parts of Clayton, Forest Hill, Oakleigh and Surrey Hills.
Until the 1980s it was a safe Liberal seat centered on Camberwell, but redistributions since then have moved the electorate south-east, taking in strongly Labor-voting suburbs to balance out the relatively affluent Liberal-leaning suburbs in the north of the seat, and making the seat marginal. The first member for Chisholm, Sir Wilfrid Kent Hughes, was one of Australia's most distinguished soldiers, who held the seat until his death on 31 July 1970.
|(Sir) Wilfrid Kent Hughes||Liberal||1949–1970|
|Australian federal election, 2013: Chisholm|
|Sex Party||Luzio Grossi||1,762||2.05||+2.05|
|Palmer United||Brian Woods||1,405||1.63||+1.63|
|Family First||Martin Myszka||949||1.10||−1.56|
|Democratic Labour||Pat Shea||860||1.00||+1.00|
|Rise Up Australia||Melanie Vassiliou||650||0.75||+0.75|
|Total formal votes||86,109||95.77||−0.55|