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Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Hotham 2010.png
Division of Hotham (green) in Victoria
Created: 1969
MP: Clare O'Neil
Party: Labor
Namesake: Charles Hotham
Electors: 89,529 (2010)
Area: 72 km² (28 sq mi)
Demographic: Outer Metropolitan
Charles Hotham

The Division of Hotham is an Australian Electoral Division in Victoria. It was created in 1969 and is named for Sir Charles Hotham, Governor of Victoria 1854-55.[1] It covers an area of 72 km2 in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. It includes Bentleigh East, Dingley Village, Moorabbin, and parts of Carnegie, Clarinda, Clayton, Clayton South, Cheltenham, Murrumbeena, Noble Park, Oakleigh, Oakleigh South, Springvale and Springvale South.[1]


Member Party Term
  Don Chipp Liberal 1969–1977
  Independent 1977–1977
  Democrats 1977–1977
  Roger Johnston Liberal 1977–1980
  Lewis Kent Labor 1980–1990
  Simon Crean Labor 1990–2013
  Clare O'Neil Labor 2013-present

Don Chipp was Minister in the Holt and Gorton Governments. He became unhappy with the Liberal Party and formed a new party called the Australian Democrats. Simon Crean, was Opposition Leader from 2001 until December 2003 and was in every Labor Cabinet or Shadow Cabinet from June 1991 to March 2013.

Election results


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Profile of the electoral division of Hotham (Vic)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2013.

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Coordinates: 37°56′46″S 145°05′49″E / 37.946°S 145.097°E / -37.946; 145.097