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Division of Hawke

Australian House of Representatives Division
Location of the Division of Hawke (dark green) in Victoria
MPSam Rae
NamesakeBob Hawke
Electors106,554 (2022)
Area1,842 km2 (711.2 sq mi)
DemographicOuter Metropolitan/Provincial
Coordinates37°38′31″S 144°29′6″E / 37.64194°S 144.48500°E / -37.64194; 144.48500

The Division of Hawke is an Australian electoral division in the state of Victoria, which was contested for the first time at the 2022 Australian federal election.[1][2] The electorate is centred on the localities of Bacchus Marsh, Ballan, Melton and Sunbury to the west and north-west of Melbourne.


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.[3]


Bob Hawke, the division's namesake

The division was proposed by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) in March 2021, which would combine several areas from the divisions of Ballarat, Gorton and McEwen to create the new federal division, to take account of the increase in population of Victoria.[4] The seat was named in honour of Bob Hawke, the longest-serving Labor Prime Minister of Australia, who served from March 1983 to December 1991, and who represented the Division of Wills from 1980 to 1992.[1] The new division was confirmed in June 2021 and was contested for the first time at the 2022 election.[5]


Image Member Party Term Notes
  Sam Rae
Labor 21 May 2022

Electoral results

2022 Australian federal election: Hawke[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Sam Rae 32,020 36.73 −7.44
Liberal Enamul Haque 22,960 26.34 −3.01
Greens Lynda Wheelock 7,785 8.93 +1.56
Independent Jarrod Bingham 6,908 7.92 +1.50
United Australia Andrew Cuthbertson 6,131 7.03 +0.71
One Nation Nick Suduk 4,872 5.59 +3.88
Australian Federation Michael Williams 1,926 2.21 +2.21
Great Australian Michael Lacey 1,827 2.10 +2.10
TNL Max Martucci 1,432 1.64 +1.64
Victorian Socialists Jack Hynes 889 1.02 +1.02
Australian Citizens Glenn Vessey 434 0.50 +0.50
Total formal votes 87,184 91.85 −2.61
Informal votes 7,735 8.15 +2.61
Turnout 94,919 89.14 −0.81
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Sam Rae 50,241 57.63 −2.59
Liberal Enamul Haque 36,943 42.37 +2.59
Labor hold Swing −2.59


  1. ^ a b Osborne, Paul (19 March 2021). "Bob Hawke honoured with Vic seat name". The West Australian.
  2. ^ Karp, Paul (19 March 2021). "Christian Porter's seat spared chop and new electorate named after Bob Hawke in redistribution plan". The Guardian. Retrieved 29 June 2021.
  3. ^ Muller, Damon (14 November 2017). "The process of federal redistributions: a quick guide". Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  4. ^ "Proposed federal electoral divisions for Victoria released" (Press release). Australian Electoral Commission. 19 March 2021. Archived from the original on 26 November 2021. Retrieved 26 November 2021.
  5. ^ "Names and boundaries of federal electoral divisions in Victoria decided". Australian Electoral Commission. 29 June 2021. Retrieved 29 June 2021.
  6. ^ Hawke, VIC, 2022 Tally Room, Australian Electoral Commission.
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