Batman is a Labor seat in the inner north of Melbourne, covering Fairfield, Northcote, Thornbury, Preston, Reservoir and Kingsbury.
Batman is a traditional Labor seat, although the Greens have been making significant inroads. Labor MP David Feeney won the seat in 2013, moving from the Senate.
The Greens have come second in Batman at the 2010 and 2013 election. The Labor margin in 2013 was 10.6%, but that was with beneficial Liberal preferences. That margin would have been entirely wiped out if the Liberal Party instead preferenced the Greens. If the Greens gain Liberal preferences in 2016, Batman will be a very close race.