Electoral district of Geelong West

Geelong West was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly[1] in the Australian state of Victoria from 1859 to 1985. It was located west of the city of Geelong, defined in the Victorian Electoral Act, 1858 as:

Geelong West
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Location in Victoria, 1859
Dates current1859–1877, 1955–1985

Bounded on the north and north-west by a line drawn at a distance of 2 miles from the north-western angle of the town reserve of Geelong, as a centre from the western shore of Corio Bay, near Cowie's Creek, to a road leading to the River Barwon; on the west by that road; on the south-west and south by the River Barwon; and on the east by the western boundary of the town reserve of Geelong and the shores of Corio Bay, including the reserve at the junction of the Barwon and Moorabool


Geelong West (along with Electoral district of Geelong East) was created when the four-member Electoral district of Geelong was abolished in 1859. Geelong West and Geelong East were abolished in 1877, replaced by a re-created 3-member district of Geelong. Geelong West was re-created in 1955.[1]


First incarnation (1859–1877, 2 members)
Member 1 Term Member 2 Term
John Henry Brooke Oct 1859 – Aug 1864 James Harrison Oct 1859  –   Sep 1860
Nicholas Foott Nov 1860[b] – Sep 1868[d]
George Brown Nov 1864 – Dec 1865
Richard Heath Feb 1866 – Dec 1867
James Gattie Carr Mar 1868 – May 1870 Graham Berry Oct 1868[b] – Apr 1877
Robert de Bruce Johnstone Jul 1870[b] – Apr 1877
[d] Foott died 24 September 1868, replaced by Graham Berry in October 1868.[3]
Johnstone and Berry went on to represent the re-created Geelong from 1877.[1]
Second incarnation (1955–1967)
Member Party Term
  Colin MacDonald Labor 1955–1958
  Max Gillett Liberal and Country 1958–1964
  Neil Trezise Labor 1964–1967
Third incarnation (1976–1985)
Member Party Term
  Hayden Birrell Liberal 1976–1982
  Hayden Shell Labor 1982–1985

External linksEdit


  1. ^ a b c "Re-Member (Former Members)". State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 27 April 2013.
  2. ^ "An Act to alter the Electoral Districts of Victoria and to increase the number of Members of the Legislative Assembly thereof" (PDF). 1858. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Geelong West Election". The Ballarat Star. 17 October 1868. p. 2.

Coordinates: 38°08′30″S 144°19′40″E / 38.14167°S 144.32778°E / -38.14167; 144.32778