Division of Monash
The Division of Monash is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Victoria, which will be contested for the first time at the 2019 federal election. The division is named in honour of Sir John Monash, an Australian Allied military commander during World War I.
Australian House of Representatives Division
Location of Monash (dark green) in Victoria
|Namesake||Sir John Monash|
|Area||8,879 km2 (3,428.2 sq mi)|
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.
|Liberal||18 May 2019 –
||Previously member for McMillan|
|One Nation||Jeff Waddell||6,474||7.45||+7.45|
|United Australia||Matthew Sherry||3,465||3.98||+3.98|
|Total formal votes||86,956||97.09||+0.95|
Results are not final. Last updated 8:15pm AEST on 22 May 2019.
- "Names and boundaries of federal electoral divisions in Victoria decided". Australian Electoral Commission. 20 June 2018.
- "2017-18 Federal Redistributions - Victoria". ABC Elections. 20 June 2018.
- Monash, VIC, Tally Room 2019, Australian Electoral Commission.