Michael Sukkar MP

Federal Member for Deakin
Shadow Minister for Social Services
Shadow Minister for the NDIS
Shadow Minister for Housing
Shadow Minister for Homelessness
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About Deakin

Deakin is an outer metropolitan division in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. It covers an area of approximately 70 sq km, from Blackburn in the west to Croydon and Kilsyth in the east.

The main suburbs are Bayswater North, Croydon, Croydon Hills, Croydon North, Croydon South, Forest Hill, Heathmont, Kilsyth South, Ringwood, Ringwood East, Ringwood North, Vermont, Vermont South, and Warranwood. The electorate also includes parts of Blackburn, Blackburn South, Kilsyth, Mitcham, Nunawading, Park Orchard, and Wonga Park.

The area is mainly residential with some light manufacturing, commercial and retail industries.

The electorate was named after Alfred Deakin (1856–1919), who was the leader of the movement for Australian Federation and served as Prime Minister three times.

Deakin was first proclaimed in 1936 and held its first election in 1937.


Sukkar, M (LP) 2013–

Symon, M (ALP) 2007–2013

Barresi, P (LP) 1996–2007

Aldred, K J (LP) 1990–1996

Beale, J H (LP) 1984–1990

Saunderson, J (ALP) 1983–1984

Jarman, A W (LP) 1966–1983

Davis, F J (LP) 1949–1966

Hutchinson, W J (LP) 1937–1949


Source: http://www.aec.gov.au/profiles/vic/deakin.htm