Peta Murphy, since 2019.
- Candidate summary
- 2019 results
- Booth breakdown
- Results maps
South-Eastern Melbourne. Dunkley covers all of the City of Frankston and part of the Shire of Mornington Peninsula. Main suburbs include Frankston, Sandhurst, Skye, Carrum Downs, Langwarrin and Seaford.
Dunkley was created in 1984 as part of the expansion of the House of Representatives. It has almost always been a marginal electorate, and swung back and forth regularly in the 1980s. The Liberal Party held the seat continuously from 1996 to 2019, if only by slim margins at time.
The seat was first won in 1984 by Labor’s Bob Chynoweth. Chynoweth had won Flinders at the 1983 election, defeating new MP Peter Reith, who had won a by-election for the seat four months earlier. Chynoweth moved to Dunkley following the redistribution.
He held the seat in 1987 before losing to Liberal candidate Frank Ford in 1990. Chynoweth won the seat back in 1993.
A redistribution before the 1996 election saw Dunkley become a notional Liberal seat, and Chynoweth was defeated by Liberal candidate Bruce Billson. Billson held Dunkley for twenty years until his retirement in 2016, and was succeeded by Liberal candidate Chris Crewther.
The electoral boundaries were redrawn prior to the 2019 election, and the seat became a notional Labor seat. Crewther lost his bid for re-election to Labor candidate Peta Murphy.
- Darren Bergwerf (Independent)
- Peta Murphy (Labor)
- Damian Willis (Liberal Democrats)
- Elizabeth Johnston (Animal Justice)
- Liam O’Brien (Greens)
- Sharn Coombes (Liberal)
- Scott Middlebrook (One Nation)
- Kathryn Woods (Federation)
- Adrian Irvine (United Australia)
|Lachlan Andrew O’Connell||Derryn Hinch’s Justice||5,027||5.2||+0.2|
|Elizabeth Johnston||Animal Justice||2,961||3.1||+0.2|
|Ron Jean||United Australia Party||2,513||2.6||+2.6|
|Christopher Ronald James||Conservative National Party||1,337||1.4||+1.4|
|Yvonne Gentle||Rise Up Australia||948||1.0||+0.3|
2019 two-party-preferred result
Polling places in Dunkley have been divided into three parts: central, north and south.
Labor won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in two out of three areas, with 56% in the centre and 61.3% in the north. The Liberal Party polled 59.7% in the south.
|Voter group||GRN prim %||ALP 2PP %||Total votes||% of votes|