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Division of Gorton

Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Gorton in Victoria, as of the 2022 federal election
MPBrendan O'Connor
NamesakeSir John Gorton
Electors110,928 (2022)
Area217 km2 (83.8 sq mi)
DemographicOuter metropolitan

The Division of Gorton is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Victoria.


Sir John Gorton, the division's namesake

The division was created in 2004 to replace the abolished Division of Burke, and is named in honour Sir John Gorton, who served as Prime Minister of Australia from 1968 to 1971. Gorton had served in the Senate from 1949 to 1968, before switching houses to represent the Victorian federal seat of Higgins until 1975.

The constituency of Gorton features a high proportion of young families and new suburban developments in the working-class outer western suburbs of the Melbourne metropolitan area.

The incumbent member for Gorton is Brendan O'Connor, a member of the Australian Labor Party. O'Connor has represented Gorton since its creation at the 2004 federal election.


Federal electoral division boundaries in Australia are 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]

Gorton is located in the outer western suburbs of Melbourne. As of 2021, it includes the suburbs of Aintree, Bonnie Brook, Burnside, Burnside Heights, Caroline Springs, Deanside, Deer Park, Delahey, Grangefields, Fieldstone, Fraser Rise, Keilor, Keilor Downs, Kings Park, Ravenhall, Rockbank, Sydenham, Taylors Hill, Taylors Lakes, Thornhill Park, Truganina and parts of Deer Park, Derrimut, Hillside and Mount Cottrell.[2][3]

It previously included the suburbs of Albanvale, Brookfield, Cairnlea, Cobblebank, Harkness, Kurunjang, Melton, Melton South, Plumpton and Strathtulloh; parts of Diggers Rest, Parwan, and Toolern Vale; as well as the townships of Exford and Eynesbury prior to past redistributions.


Image Member Party Term Notes
  Brendan O'Connor
Labor 9 October 2004
Previously held the Division of Burke. Served as minister under Rudd and Gillard. Incumbent. Currently a minister under Albanese

Election results

2022 Australian federal election: Gorton[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Brendan O'Connor 38,178 41.30 −10.13
Liberal John Fletcher 25,350 27.42 −0.56
Greens Praise Morris 8,325 9.01 +1.58
United Australia Michael Virag 7,082 7.66 +0.36
One Nation Daniel Connor 6,719 7.27 +7.27
Independent Steven Loncar 2,341 2.53 +2.53
Victorian Socialists Belle Gibson 2,064 2.23 +2.23
Great Australian Tony Dobran 1,312 1.42 +0.64
Australian Federation Paul Lassig 1,063 1.15 +1.15
Total formal votes 92,434 92.88 −1.04
Informal votes 7,089 7.12 +1.04
Turnout 99,523 89.77 −1.24
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Brendan O'Connor 55,434 59.97 −4.27
Liberal John Fletcher 37,000 40.03 +4.27
Labor hold Swing −4.27
Graphs are unavailable due to technical issues. There is more info on Phabricator and on
Primary vote results in Gorton (Parties that did not get 5% of the vote are omitted)
  Family First
  Palmer United/United Australia Party
  One Nation
Graphs are unavailable due to technical issues. There is more info on Phabricator and on
Two-candidate-preferred results in Gorton


  1. ^ Muller, Damon (14 November 2017). "The process of federal redistributions: a quick guide". Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  2. ^ "July 2021 MAP OF COMMONWEALTH ELECTORAL DIVISION OF GORTON" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 31 May 2022.
  3. ^ "augmented Electoral Commission for Victoria, Redistribution of Victoria into electoral divisions" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. augmented Electoral Commission for Victoria. p. 101. Retrieved 31 May 2022.
  4. ^ Gorton, VIC, 2022 Tally Room, Australian Electoral Commission.

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