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Division of Dunkley

Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Dunkley in Melbourne, as of the 2022 federal election
MPJodie Belyea
NamesakeLouisa Margaret Dunkley
Electors111,693 (2022)
Area153 km2 (59.1 sq mi)
DemographicOuter metropolitan and semi-rural
Electorates around Dunkley:
Port Phillip Isaacs Holt
Port Phillip Dunkley Holt
Port Phillip Flinders Flinders

The Division of Dunkley is an Australian electoral division in the state of Victoria. The division is located south-east of Melbourne on 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. Following the 2024 Dunkley by-election, Jodie Belyea currently represents the seat.

List of Localities in Dunkley


Since 1984, federal electoral division boundaries in Australia have been determined at redistributions by a redistribution committee appointed by the Australian Electoral Commission. Redistributions occur for the boundaries of divisions in a particular state, and they occur every seven years, or sooner if a state's representation entitlement changes or when divisions of a state are malapportioned.[1]


The division was created in 1984 and is named for Louisa Margaret Dunkley, a trade unionist and campaigner for equal pay for women.

It was held by the Liberal Party from 1996 to 2019, however a 2018 boundary redistribution that favoured Labor, along with Labor's increased statewide strength in Victoria resulted in Peta Murphy winning the seat for the Labor Party at the 2019 Australian federal election.[2]


Image Member Party Term Notes
  Bob Chynoweth
Labor 1 December 1984
24 March 1990
Previously held the Division of Flinders. Lost seat
  Frank Ford
Liberal 24 March 1990
13 March 1993
Lost seat
  Bob Chynoweth
Labor 13 March 1993
2 March 1996
Lost seat
  Bruce Billson
Liberal 2 March 1996
9 May 2016
Served as minister under Howard and Abbott. Retired
  Chris Crewther
Liberal 2 July 2016
18 May 2019
Lost seat. Later elected to the Victorian Legislative Assembly seat of Mornington in 2022
  Peta Murphy
Labor 18 May 2019
4 December 2023
Died in office
  Jodie Belyea Labor 2 March 2024

Election results

2024 Dunkley by-election[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Jodie Belyea 37,418 41.07 +0.84
Liberal Nathan Conroy 35,746 39.23 +6.73
Greens Alex Breskin 5,798 6.36 −3.98
Independent Darren Bergwerf 4,315 4.74 +0.87
Animal Justice Bronwyn Currie 2,818 3.09 +0.99
Libertarian Chrysten Abraham 2,246 2.47 −0.04[a]
Victorian Socialists Reem Yunis 1,529 1.68 +1.68
Democrats Heath McKenzie 1,242 1.36 +1.36
Total formal votes 91,112 95.86 +0.59
Informal votes 3,930 4.14 −0.59
Turnout 95,042 83.79 −6.27
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Jodie Belyea 48,019 52.70 −3.57
Liberal Nathan Conroy 43,093 47.30 +3.57
Labor hold Swing −3.57
Graphs are unavailable due to technical issues. There is more info on Phabricator and on
Primary vote results in Dunkley (Parties that did not get 5% of the vote are omitted)
  Australian Democrats
  Palmer United/United Australia Party
Graphs are unavailable due to technical issues. There is more info on Phabricator and on
Two-candidate-preferred results in Dunkley


  1. ^ Compared to the primary vote of the Liberal Democrats in 2022


  1. ^ Muller, Damon (14 November 2017). "The process of federal redistributions: a quick guide". Parliament of Australia. Archived from the original on 23 May 2022. Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  2. ^ "Profile of the electoral division of Dunkley (Vic)". Current federal electoral divisions. Australian Electoral Commission. 23 September 2013. Archived from the original on 12 March 2018. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Dunkley, VIC". AEC Tally Room. Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 15 March 2024.
  4. ^ "Dunkley By-election 2024 Results". ABC News. Retrieved 15 March 2024.

38°10′12″S 145°08′17″E / 38.170°S 145.138°E / -38.170; 145.138

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