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Division Profile

  • Division name: La Trobe
  • State: Victoria
  • Name derivation: Named after Charles La Trobe 1801-75, first Lieutenant-Governor of Victoria 1851-54.
  • Size & Location description: The Division of La Trobe is located in the outer eastern and south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. It covers an area of approximately 562 sq km from Boronia in the north-west, to Gembrook in the east and Officer in the south-east. The main suburbs include Beaconsfield, Belgrave, Berwick, Boronia (part), Cockatoo, Emerald (part), Ferntree Gully (part), Ferny Creek, Gembrook (part), Macclesfield, Mount Dandenong (part), Narre Warren (part), Narre Warren North (part), Narre Warren South (part), Officer, Olinda (part), Pakenham Upper (part), Sassafras, Tecoma and Upwey.
  • Products/industries of the area: Household products, car accessories and other light industries, horticulture, farming and tourism.
  • First proclaimed/election: 1949
  • Demographic rating Outer Metropolitan