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Division Profile

  • Division name: Corio
  • State: Victoria
  • Name derivation: Named after Corio Bay which originated from an Aboriginal word 'coraiyo' meaning 'small marsupial' or 'sandy cliffs'.
  • Size & Location description: The Division of Corio is located in the south-west of Melbourne. It covers an area of approximately 989 sq km from the western shores of Port Phillip Bay, stretching to the north of Geelong and inland and covering most of the Bellarine Peninsula. Suburbs and towns include Anakie (part), Avalon, Batesford (part), Bell Park, Bell Post Hill, Breakwater, Clifton Springs (part), Corio, Curlewis, Drysdale, Fyansford (part), East Geelong, Geelong, North Geelong, South Geelong, Geelong West, Hamlyn Heights, Herne Hill, Lara, Leopold (part), Lovely Banks, Manifold Heights, Moolap, Newcomb, Newtown (part), Norlane, North Shore, Portarlington, St Albans Park, St Leonards, Rippleside, Thomson (part) and Whittington.
  • Products/industries of the area: Many industries, including stevedoring, vehicle manufacturing plant, glass works, aluminium smelter, petroleum refinery, woollen mills, saltworks, dairy, poultry and mussel farming, fishing, wood chipping, wool scouring, fertiliser refining, tourism, tannery, carpet, clothing, shoes, chemical production and aeronautical services.
  • First proclaimed/election: 1900/1901
  • Demographic rating Provincial