Division of Goldstein

The Division of Goldstein is an Australian Electoral Division in Victoria. The division was created in 1984, when the former Division of Balaclava was abolished. It is located in the bayside suburbs of Melbourne, including Beaumaris, Bentleigh, Brighton, Caulfield South, Cheltenham, Gardenvale and Sandringham.

Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Goldstein in Victoria, as of the 2019 federal election.
MPTim Wilson
NamesakeVida Goldstein
Electors108,555 (2019)
Area50 km2 (19.3 sq mi)
DemographicInner Metropolitan


Vida Goldstein, the division's namesake

The division is named after Vida Goldstein, an early feminist parliamentary candidate who contested five separate elections within the first two decades after Federation. It has always been a safe seat for the Liberal Party; it and its predecessor seat of Balaclava has always gone to the Liberals and its predecessors. When combined, the seat is one of very few that has never been held by the Labor Party at any point since 1901.

Its most prominent members include Ian Macphee, a minister under Malcolm Fraser and prominent Liberal moderate; and Andrew Robb, a former federal director of the Liberal Party who served as a minister under John Howard, Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull.


Image Member Party Term Notes
    Ian Macphee
Liberal 1 December 1984
19 February 1990
Previously held the Division of Balaclava. Lost preselection. Failed to win pre-selection for the Division of Deakin. Retired
    Dr David Kemp
Liberal 24 March 1990
31 August 2004
Served as minister under Howard. Retired
    Andrew Robb
Liberal 9 October 2004
9 May 2016
Served as minister under Howard, Abbott and Turnbull. Retired
    Tim Wilson
Liberal 2 July 2016

Election resultsEdit

2019 Australian federal election: Goldstein[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Tim Wilson 52,320 52.67 −3.66
Labor Daniel Pollock 28,118 28.31 +6.43
Greens Sue Pennicuik 13,951 14.04 −1.86
United Australia Wayne Connolly 1,945 1.96 +1.96
Sustainable Australia Brandon Hoult 1,653 1.66 +1.66
Independent John Tiger Casley 1,349 1.36 +1.36
Total formal votes 99,336 97.79 +0.25
Informal votes 2,244 2.21 −0.25
Turnout 101,580 93.61 +2.19
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Tim Wilson 57,408 57.79 −4.89
Labor Daniel Pollock 41,928 42.21 +4.89
Liberal hold Swing −4.89


  1. ^ Goldstein, VIC, Tally Room 2019, Australian Electoral Commission.

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Coordinates: 37°56′02″S 145°01′23″E / 37.934°S 145.023°E / -37.934; 145.023