About Kooyong

The Division of Kooyong is located in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. It covers an area of approximately 52 sq km stretching from Kew and Hawthorn in the west to Balwyn and Canterbury in the east, and from Balwyn North in the north to Hawthorn East and Camberwell in the south. Kooyong suburbs include Balwyn, Balwyn North, Camberwell, Canterbury, Hawthorn, Hawthorn East, Kew, Kew East and Surrey Hills (part).

Kooyong contains a number of Melbourne landmarks including the Yarra River, beautiful parks and gardens and important architectural examples chronicling the history of Melbourne. It also possesses one of the highest concentrations of schools anywhere in the country.

There are over 145,000 people living in Kooyong. We have 51 schools and 32,500 students.  Kooyong is also a business hub with more than 23,000 businesses.

Kooyong

NAME DERIVATION

Named after the Aboriginal word meaning ‘resting place’.

FIRST PROCLAIMED/ELECTION

1900/1901.

Products/Industries of the Area

Predominantly residential with a number of major retail shopping strips.

DEMOGRAPHIC RATING

Inner Metropolitan

MEMBERS OF KOOYONG

2010 – present: Josh Frydenberg

1994 – 2010: Petro Georgiou

1966 – 1994: Andrew Peacock

1931 – 1966: Sir Robert Menzies

1922 – 1934: John Latham

1910 – 1922: Sir Robert Best

1901 – 1910: William Knox

Kooyong map

Members for Kooyong

  • 1901-1910 William Knox

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  • 1910 — 1922 Sir Robert Best

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  • 1922 — 1934 Sir John Latham

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  • 1934 — 1966 Sir Robert Menzies

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  • 1966 — 1994 Andrew Peacock

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  • 1994 — 2010 Petro Georgiou

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  • 2010 — Josh Frydenberg

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  • 2010 — Josh Frydenberg

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  • 1994 — 2010 Petro Georgiou

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  • 1966 — 1994 Andrew Peacock

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  • 1934 — 1966 Sir Robert Menzies

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  • 1922 — 1934 Sir John Latham

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  • 1910 — 1922 Sir Robert Best

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  • 1901-1910 William Knox

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