Division of Jagajaga

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Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Jagajaga (green) in Victoria
Created 1984
MP Jenny Macklin
Party Labor
Namesake Three Wurundjeri Aborigines
Electors 101,162 (2013)
Area 128 km2 (49.4 sq mi)
Demographic Outer Metropolitan

The Division of Jagajaga is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Victoria. It is located in the north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, and lies north of the Yarra River. It covers an area of approximately 128 square kilometres and comprises the suburbs of Ivanhoe, Eaglemont, Bellfield, Heidelberg, Rosanna, Viewbank, Lower Plenty, Macleod, Yallambie, Eltham, Watsonia, Bundoora, Greensborough, Montmorency, Briar Hill, St Helena, Research, North Warrandyte and Kangaroo Ground.

The area is predominantly residential and light industrial, and includes the Australian Army's Simpson Barracks, the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, the Mercy Hospital for Women and the Austin Hospital. The Olympic Village in Heidelberg West housed the thousands of athletes who participated in the 1956 Olympic Games.

The area is closely associated with the Heidelberg School art movement of the late 19th century, and in 1915 architect Walter Burley Griffin was commissioned to design a residential subdivision in the area. Griffin became a resident and designed numerous houses in the area. The renowned Montsalvat artists' colony is also located within the Division.

Most of the City of Banyule and parts of the Shire of Nillumbik local government areas are contained within the Division's boundaries. Four Victorian Parliamentary Districts (Legislative Assembly) are represented in the Division, namely Ivanhoe, Eltham, Bundoora and Yan Yean. The Legislative Council Regions of Northern Metropolitan and Eastern Metropolitan are also represented.

The Division was proclaimed at the redistribution of 14 September 1984, and was first contested at the 1984 election. It was named after three Wurundjeri Aboriginal Australian men who supposedly made the Batman Treaty with the party of early colonial settler and one of the founders of Melbourne, John Batman in 1835.

The current member for Jagajaga since the 1996 election is Jenny Macklin, the former Deputy Leader of the Australian Labor Party.


Member Party Term
  Peter Staples Labor 1984–1996
  Jenny Macklin Labor 1996–present

Election results[edit]

Australian federal election, 2013: Jagajaga
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Nick McGowan 38,422 41.94 +7.01
Labor Jenny Macklin 34,813 38.00 −9.00
Greens Chris Kearney 11,863 12.95 −1.92
Sex Party Nick Wallis 2,565 2.80 +2.80
Palmer United Kitten Snape 2,452 2.68 +2.68
Family First Tahlia Eadie 1,490 1.63 −0.86
Total formal votes 91,605 96.27 +0.24
Informal votes 3,549 3.73 −0.24
Turnout 95,154 94.06 −0.26
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Jenny Macklin 48,669 53.13 −8.02
Liberal Nick McGowan 42,936 46.87 +8.02
Labor hold Swing −8.02


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Coordinates: 37°43′44″S 145°07′01″E / 37.729°S 145.117°E / -37.729; 145.117