The electoral district of Brighton is an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly. It covers an area of 19 square kilometres (7.3 sq mi) in south-eastern Melbourne, including the suburbs of Brighton and Elwood, and parts of Brighton East and Hampton. It lies within the Southern Metropolitan Region of the upper house, the Legislative Council.
|Area||19 km2 (7.3 sq mi)|
It is one of only three electorates (along with Richmond and Williamstown) to have existed continuously since 1856. Brighton was defined in the Victoria Constitution Act, 1855, as: "Commencing on the Sea Coast at the South-west Angle of Section 25, Parish of Moorabbin, thence by a Line East to the South-east Angle of Section 55 ; on the East by a Line bearing North, being the Parish Boundary from the said Point to the North-east Angle of Section 63 ; on the North by the Road bearing West to the Sea Coast, and on the West by the Sea Coast to the commencing Point."
Members for BrightonEdit
|Jonathan Binns Were||Unaligned||1856–1857|
|Sir Thomas Bent||Unaligned||1871–1894|
|Sir Thomas Bent||Unaligned||1900–1909|
|Electoral Reform League|
|Sir John Rossiter||Liberal||1955–1976|
|Animal Justice||Cathy Taylor||1,961||5.06||+5.06|
|Sustainable Australia||Alison Pridham||881||2.27||+2.27|
|Independent||John Tiger Casley||273||0.70||+0.70|
|Total formal votes||38,759||95.81||−0.59|