Located in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, the electorate of Scullin was first created in 1955 and is named after Rt Hon. James Scullin, who served as Australia’s Prime Minister from 1929 to 1932.
The Scullin electorate is culturally and linguistically diverse. It contains areas of major urban growth as well as suburbs which form part of Melbourne’s protected ‘green wedge’.
Scullin is comprised of the suburbs Diamond Creek, Epping, Lalor, Mill Park, Plenty, Watsonia North, Wattle Glen, and Yarrambat, and parts of Bundoora, Greensborough, Hurstbridge, South Morang, Thomastown and Wollert.
Major local industries in the electorate include manufacturing, food processing, health and education.
In July 2018 the boundaries of Scullin were changed as part of the Victorian electoral redistribution. The next federal election will be contested on the new boundaries. To read more about the redistribution view the AEC website by clicking here.