Electoral district of Gippsland West

The electoral district of Gippsland West was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Victoria.[1] It was created by the Electoral Act Amendment Act 1888[2][3] along with Gippsland Central and Gippsland East. Gippsland North and Gippsland South were resized at the same time. The electorate was dissolved in 2002.

Gippsland West
VictoriaLegislative Assembly
Dates current1889–1976, 1985–2002

The principal towns of Gippsland West include Pakenham, Drouin, Warragul and Trafalgar.

Members for Gippsland WestEdit

First incarnation (1889–1976)
Member Party Term
  Arthur Groom None 1889–1892
  George Turner None 1892–1900
  Arthur Nichols Ministerialist/Independent 1900–1902
  John Mackey Ministerialist 1902–1909
  Commonwealth Liberal 1909–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1924
  Arthur Walter Country 1924–1929
  Matthew Bennett Country 1929–1950
  Leslie Cochrane Country 1950–1970
  Rob Maclellan Liberal 1970–1976
Second incarnation (1985–2002)
Member Party Term
  Alan Brown Liberal 1985–1996
  Susan Davies Independent 1997–2002

Election resultsEdit


  1. ^ "Re-Member (Former Members)". State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 13 June 2013.
  2. ^ "The Electoral Act Amendment Act 1888" (PDF). Retrieved 13 June 2013.
  3. ^ "The Gippsland Times". Gippsland Times (Vic. : 1861 - 1954). Vic.: National Library of Australia. 31 December 1888. p. 3 Edition: Morning. Retrieved 12 February 2015.

Coordinates: 38°20′S 145°40′E / 38.333°S 145.667°E / -38.333; 145.667