Division of Menzies
Australian House of Representatives Division
|Namesake||Sir Robert Menzies|
|Area||184 km2 (71.0 sq mi)|
The Division was proclaimed at the redistribution of 14 September 1984, and was first contested at the 1984 election. The division replaced the eastern half of the abolished Division of Diamond Valley, with the western half becoming the Division of Jagajaga. The division was named after Sir Robert Menzies, the longest serving Prime Minister of Australia.
The Division has always been a safe Liberal seat. It was first held by Neil Brown, a former Fraser minister who served as John Howard's deputy from 1985 to 1987. Brown retired in 1991 and was replaced by Kevin Andrews, who has held the seat since. Andrews is currently the Father of the House, with the longest continuous tenure of any current MHR—although Warren Snowdon and Russell Broadbent were first elected earlier.
The division is located in the north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. It is bordered by Koonung Creek to the south, and until redistribution in 2018 was also bordered by the Yarra River to the north. It covers the suburbs of Bulleen, Croydon Hills, Doncaster, Doncaster East, Donvale, Park Orchards, Templestowe, Templestowe Lower, Warrandyte and Warrandyte South. Additionally, parts of Ringwood North, Warranwood, Wonga Park and Eltham fall under the Division.
|Liberal||1 December 1984 –
25 February 1991
|Previously held the Division of Diamond Valley. Resigned in order to retire from politics|
|Liberal||11 May 1991 –
|Served as minister under Howard and Abbott. Incumbent|
|Democratic Labour||Teresa Kelleher||3,026||3.08||+3.08|
|United Australia||Brett Fuller||2,605||2.65||+2.65|
|Total formal votes||98,326||96.68||+1.23|