Division of Dunkley
Australian House of Representatives Division
|Namesake||Louisa Margaret Dunkley|
|Area||152 km2 (58.7 sq mi)|
The Division of Dunkley is an Australian electoral division in the state of Victoria. The division is located south-east of Melbourne in the Mornington Peninsula. It covers an area of approximately 152 square kilometres (59 sq mi) from Seaford in the north to Mount Eliza in the south and Langwarrin South in the southeast.
Despite encompassing the Labor-leaning working-class suburbs of Carrum Downs, Frankston, Frankston North, Skye, Langwarrin, Langwarrin South and Seaford, the affluent and heavily conservative suburbs of Mount Eliza and Mornington helped Dunkley remain a Liberal-held seat from 1996 until 2019. However, as a result of the 2018 boundary redistribution which excluded Mornington from the electorate, Dunkley became a notionally marginal Labor seat. It was consequently gained by the party at the 2019 Australian federal election.
|Labor||1 December 1984 –
24 March 1990
|Previously held the Division of Flinders. Lost seat|
|Liberal||24 March 1990 –
13 March 1993
|Labor||13 March 1993 –
2 March 1996
|Liberal||2 March 1996 –
9 May 2016
|Served as minister under Howard, Abbott and Turnbull. Retired|
|Liberal||2 July 2016 –
18 May 2019
|Labor||18 May 2019 –
|Animal Justice||Elizabeth Johnston||2,961||3.06||+0.18|
|United Australia||Ron Jean||2,513||2.60||+2.60|
|Conservative National||Christopher James||1,337||1.38||+1.38|
|Rise Up Australia||Yvonne Gentle||948||0.98||+0.34|
|Total formal votes||96,828||94.86||+0.90|
- "Profile of the electoral division of Dunkley (Vic)". Current federal electoral divisions. Australian Electoral Commission. 23 September 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
- Dunkley, VIC, Tally Room 2019, Australian Electoral Commission.