Jagajaga was proclaimed an electorate in 1984.
Jagajaga takes in the suburbs of Bellfield, Briar Hill, Eaglemont, Eltham, Eltham North, Ivanhoe, Ivanhoe East, Greensborough, Heidelberg, Heidelberg Heights, Heidelberg West, Kangaroo Ground, Lower Plenty, Montmorency, Research, Rosanna, St Helena, Viewbank, Watsonia, Watsonia North, and Yallambie, and parts of Bundoora, Macleod and North Warrandyte.
It is part of the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. Jagajaga has many distinct and vibrant local communities and is home to almost 500 community organisations alone; a testament to its strong community spirit.
It is an attractive place for families with a range of wonderful local schools, clubs and outdoor environments along the Yarra and Plenty Rivers and the Darebin and Diamond Creeks.
A more detailed electoral map of Jagajaga can be found here.
The area is home to light industry and retail, the Simpson Army Barracks and the Austin Hospital precinct which connects the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre, the Melbourne Brain Centre and the Mercy Hospital.
It is also home to the historic Austin Repat Hospital.
Jagajaga has a rich Olympic Games history, being home to the 1956 Olympic Village in West Heidelberg and to nearby Olympic Park where international athletes trained and prepared for competition.
Jagajaga covers all of the Local Government Area of the City of Banyule and part of the Shire of Nillumbik, as well as parts of the State Electoral Districts of Bundoora, Eltham, Ivanhoe, Eildon and Warrandyte.
“Jagajaga is well known as a generous and well-connected community, where people’s lives are occupied with family, work and involvement in our wonderful schools, playgroups, RSLs and sporting clubs.
We enjoy our open spaces; the iconic Yarra Trail winds its way through parklands, wetlands and playing fields where thousands of people walk, ride, play and compete in the sports they love every week of the year.”
Kate Thwaites MP