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Melbourne Ports
Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Melbourne Ports (green) in Victoria
Created 1901
MP Michael Danby
Party Labor
Namesake Port Melbourne
Electors 97,766 (2010)
Area 44 km2 (17.0 sq mi)
Demographic Inner Metropolitan

The Division of Melbourne Ports is an Australian federal electoral division in the inner south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It was set up for the first election in 1901. At the time it was named Melbourne Ports as it covered both Port Melbourne and Williamstown. It now includes the suburbs of Albert Park, Balaclava, Caulfield, Caulfield East, Caulfield North, part of Elsternwick, Elwood, Middle Park, Port Melbourne, Ripponlea, St Kilda, St Kilda East, St Kilda West, Southbank, South Melbourne and parts of South Yarra and Docklands.


Member Party Term
  Samuel Mauger Protectionist 1901–1906
  James Mathews Labor 1906–1931
  Jack Holloway Labor 1931–1951
  Frank Crean Labor 1951–1977
  Clyde Holding Labor 1977–1998
  Michael Danby Labor 1998–present

Samuel Mauger was later elected to the Division of Maribyrnong. Jack Holloway became Minister for Social Services and Minister for Health in 1941. From 1943–1949 he was Minister for Labour and National Service. Frank Crean was Treasurer and Minister for Trade in the Whitlam Government. In 1975 he was Deputy Prime Minister of Australia. Clyde Holding had been the Leader of the Opposition in the Victorian Parliament. He held several positions in the Hawke Government including Aboriginal Affairs, Employment Services and Youth Affairs, Transport and Communications Support, Immigration, Local Government and Ethnic Affairs.

Election results

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