Division of Monash

The Division of Monash is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Victoria, which was contested for the first time at the 2019 federal election.

Australian House of Representatives Division
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Location of Monash (dark green) in Victoria
NamesakeSir John Monash
Electors112,516 (2019)
Area8,879 km2 (3,428.2 sq mi)


Sir John Monash, the division's namesake

The division is named in honour of Sir John Monash, an Australian Allied military commander during World War I.

The Division of Monash is located in the western part of the Gippsland region, which extends for the length of Victoria's eastern Bass Strait coastline. It replaced the similarly-located Division of McMillan in 2018. Monash includes the towns of Warragul, Moe, Wonthaggi, Leongatha and Foster. The seat gained Phillip Island at the 2018 redistribution and overall it stretches from Mount Baw Baw and the Baw Baw National Park in the north to Wilsons Promontory, and the Wilsons Promontory National Park in the south. It is the southernmost Electoral Division in continental Australia. Monash was created in the mandatory redistribution of divisions in Victoria by the Australian Electoral Commission in 2018.[1]

The seat is notionally held by the Liberal Party of Australia on a margin of 7.6%, making it a fairly safe seat for the party.[2]


Image Member Party Term Notes
    Russell Broadbent
Liberal 18 May 2019
Previously held the Division of McMillan. Incumbent

Election ResultsEdit

2019 Australian federal election: Monash[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Russell Broadbent 46,501 46.28 −3.58
Labor Jessica O'Donnell 29,656 29.51 +1.75
One Nation Jeff Waddell 7,656 7.62 +7.62
Greens William Hornstra 7,047 7.01 −3.09
United Australia Matthew Sherry 4,028 4.01 +4.01
Independent Michael Fozard 2,870 2.86 +2.86
Independent John Verhoeven 2,723 2.71 +2.71
Total formal votes 100,481 95.59 +0.88
Informal votes 4,636 4.41 −0.88
Turnout 105,117 93.45 +2.08
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Russell Broadbent 57,631 57.36 −0.15
Labor Jessica O'Donnell 42,850 42.64 +0.15
Liberal hold Swing −0.15


  1. ^ "Names and boundaries of federal electoral divisions in Victoria decided". Australian Electoral Commission. 20 June 2018.
  2. ^ "2017-18 Federal Redistributions - Victoria". ABC Elections. 20 June 2018.
  3. ^ Monash, VIC, Tally Room 2019, Australian Electoral Commission.

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