Electoral districts of Victoria

Electoral districts of Victoria are the electoral districts, commonly referred to as "seats" or "electorates", into which the Australian State of Victoria is divided for the purpose of electing members of the Victorian Legislative Assembly, one of the two houses of the Parliament of the State. The State is divided into 88 single-member districts. The Legislative Assembly has had 88 electorates since the 1985 election, increased from 81 previously.

Map of current Victorian electoral districts, coloured by result at the 2014 Victorian state election

Electoral boundaries are redrawn from time to time, in a process called redivision. The last redivision took place in 2021, when the Victorian Electoral Boundaries Commission reviewed Victoria's district boundaries. The boundaries arising from the 2013 redivision applied at the 2014 and the 2018 state elections.[1] Previous redivisions took place in 2005, 2001 and 1991.[2] A redivision is currently in progress and is expected to be completed by October 2021.[3]

Current districtsEdit

As of November 2014, there were 88 electoral districts:

2021 redistrictingEdit

Due to the redistricting process that takes place every eight years, there were some seats that were abolished and some new seats.

AbolishedEdit

New districtsEdit

Former districtsEdit

All districts with creation and abolition datesEdit

Some districts have been abolished and recreated, the incarnations are included as separate entries with a (1) or (2) etc. suffix.

This sortable table includes districts to be abolished or created at the election in November 2014.

District Created Abolished Notes
Abbotsford 1904 1927
Albert Park 1889 current
Alberton 1856 1859 absorbed into South Gipps Land 1859
Allandale 1904 1955 created when Clunes and Allandale was split up
Altona 1992 2022
Anglesey 1856 1859 Renamed to Dalhousie
1889 1904
Ararat 1859 1904
Ascot Vale 1955 1958
1976 1985
Ashwood 2022 current
Avoca 1859 1889
Ballarat 1927 1955
Ballarat East 1859 1927
1992 2014
Ballarat North 1955 1992
Ballarat South 1955 1992
Ballarat West 1859 1927
1992 2014
Balwyn 1955 1992
Barwon 1877 1955
Bass 2002 current
Bayswater 1992 current
Belfast 1856 1889 renamed to Port Fairy 1889
Bellarine 1967 1976
1985 current
Benalla 1904 2014
Benalla and Yarrawonga 1889 1904
Benambra 1877 current
Bendigo 1927 1985
Bendigo East 1904 1927
1985 current
Bendigo West 1904 1927
1985 current
Bennettswood 1967 2002
Bentleigh 1967 current
Berwick 1976 2002
2022 current
Bogong 1889 1904
Boroondara 1877 1889
1904 1945
Borung 1889 1927
1945 1955
Bourke East See East Bourke
Box Hill 1945 current
Brighton 1856 current
Broadmeadows 1955 current
Brunswick 1904 1955
1976 1992
2002 current
Brunswick East 1955 1976
Brunswick West 1955 1976
Bulla 1904 1927
Bulla and Dalhousie 1927 1945
Bulleen 1985 current
Bundoora 1976 current
Buninyong 2014 2022
Burwood 1955 1967
1976 2022
Camberwell 1945 1976
Carlton 1877 1958
Carlton South 1889 1904
Carrum 1976 current
Castlemaine 1859 1904
Castlemaine and Kyneton 1927 1945
Castlemaine and Maldon 1904 1927
Castlemaine Boroughs 1856 1859
Caulfield 1927 current
Caulfield East 1955 1958
Clarinda 2014 current
Clayton 1985 2014
Clifton Hill 1927 1955
Clunes and Allandale 1889 1904
Coburg 1927 2002
Colac 1856 1859
Collingwood 1856 1958
Cranbourne 1992 current
Creswick 1859 1904
Crowlands 1859 1877
Croydon 2014 current
Dalhousie 1859 1889 renamed from Anglesey
1904 1927
Dandenong 1904 current
Dandenong and Berwick 1889 1904
Dandenong North 1985 2002
Daylesford 1889 1927
Deer Park 1967 1976
Delatite 1877 1904
Derrimut 1985 1992
2002 2014
Donald and Swan Hill 1889 1904
Doncaster 1976 2014
Doveton 1985 1992
Dromana 1967 2002
Dundas 1859 1976 renamed from Dundas and Follett - same area
Dundas and Follett 1856 1859 renamed Dundas in 1859
Dunolly 1889 1904
Eaglehawk 1889 1927
East Bourke 1856 1904
East Bourke Boroughs 1859 1904
East Melbourne 1859 1927
Eastern Suburbs 1889 1904
Eildon 2014 current
Elsternwick 1945 1967
Eltham 1992 current
Emerald Hill 1859 1904
Essendon 1904 1955
1958 current
Essendon and Flemington 1889 1904
Eureka 2022 current
Euroa 2014 current
Evelyn 1859 current
Evelyn and Mornington 1856 1859
Ferntree Gully 2002 2022
Fitzroy 1877 1927
1958 1967
Flemington 1904 1945
1955 1967
Footscray 1877 1904
1927 current
Forest Hill 1976 2022
Frankston 1967 1985
1992 current
Frankston East 1992 2002
Frankston North 1985 1992
Frankston South 1985 1992
Geelong 1856 1859
1877 1976
1985 current
Geelong East 1859 1877
1976 1985
Geelong North 1967 2002
Geelong West 1859 1877
1955 1985
Gembrook 2002 2022
Gippsland 1856 1859
Gippsland Central 1889 1904
Gippsland East 1889 current
Gippsland North 1859 1955 known as North Gippsland 1859-1889
Gippsland South 1859 current known as South Gippsland 1859-1889
Gippsland West 1889 1976
1985 2002
Gisborne 1967 2002
Glen Iris 1945 1955
1967 1976
Glen Waverley 1985 2002
2022 current
Glenelg 1904 1927
Glenhuntly 1967 1985
Glenroy 1976 1985
Goulburn 1945 1955
Goulburn Valley 1904 1945
Grant 1877 1904
1927 1967
Greensborough 1967 1992
Greenvale 2022 current
Grenville 1859 1927
Gunbower 1889 1945
Hampden 1904 1976
Hastings 2002 current
Hawthorn 1889 current
Heatherton 1967 1985
Heidelberg 1927 1945
Horsham 1889 1904
Ivanhoe 1945 current
Jika Jika 1904 1927
Jolimont and West Richmond 1889 1904
Kalkallo 2022 current
Kara Kara 1877 1927
1955 1976
Kara Kara and Borung 1927 1945
Keilor 1976 2014
Kew 1927 current
Keysborough 2014 2022
Kilmore 1856 1877
Kilmore and Anglesey 1877 1889
Kilmore, Dalhousie and Lancefield 1889 1904
Kilsyth 2002 2014
Knox 1976 2002
Korong 1889 1927
1945 1955
Korong and Eaglehawk 1927 1945
Kororoit 2002 current
Kyneton 1889 1904
Kyneton Boroughs 1856 1889
Lara 2002 current
Laverton 2022 current
Loddon 1856 1859
Lowan 1889 1945
1955 current
Lyndhurst 2002 2014
Macedon 2002 current
Maldon 1859 1904
Malvern 1945 current
Mandurang 1859 1904
Maryborough 1859 1877
1889 1927
Maryborough and Daylesford 1927 1945
Maryborough and Talbot 1877 1889
Melbourne 1856 1859
1889 current
Melbourne South 1889 1904
Melbourne West see West Melbourne
Melton 1992 current
Mentone 1945 1992
Mernda 1945 1955
Midlands 1945 1985
Mildura 1927 current
Mill Park 1992 current
Mitcham 1967 2014
Moira 1877 1889
Monbulk 1967 current
Moonee Ponds 1945 1976
Moorabbin 1955 1976
Mooroolbark 1992 2002
Mordialloc 1992 current
Mornington 1859 1967
1985 current
Morwell 1955 current
Mount Waverley 2002 2022
Mulgrave 1958 1967
2002 current
Murray 1856 1877 a.k.a. The Murray
Murray Boroughs 1856 1877
Murray Plains 2014 current renamed from Swan Hill
Murray Valley 1945 2014
Narracan 1967 current
Narre Warren North 2002 current
Narre Warren South 2002 current
Nepean 2002 current
Niddrie 1976 current
Noble Park 1976 1985
Normanby 1856 1904
North Gippsland 1859 1889 See Gippsland North
North Grant 1856 1859
North Grenville 1856 1859
North Melbourne 1859 1927
Northcote 1927 current
Numurkah and Nathalia 1889 1904
Nunawading 1927 1945
Oakleigh 1927 current
Ormond 1958 1967
Ouyen 1927 1945
Ovens 1856 1927 a.k.a. The Ovens
Ovens Valley 2014 current
Pakenham 1992 2002
2022 current
Pascoe Vale 1955 1958
1985 current
Point Cook 2022 current
Polwarth 1889 current
Polwarth and South Grenville 1859 1889
Polwarth, Ripon, Hampden, South Grenville 1856 1859
Port Fairy 1889 1927 renamed from Belfast 1889
Port Fairy and Glenelg 1927 1945
Port Melbourne 1889 1958
Portland 1856 1904
1945 2002
Prahran 1889 current
Preston 1945 current
Public Officers 1904 1907
Railway Officers 1904 1907
Rainbow 1945 1955
Reservoir 1955 1992
Richmond 1856 current
Ringwood 1958 1992
2014 current
Ripon 1945 1955
1976 current
Ripon and Hampden 1859 1904
Ripponlea 1955 1967
Rodney 1856 2014
Rowville 2014 current renamed from Scoresby
Sandhurst 1856 1904
Sandhurst South 1889 1904
Sandridge 1859 1889
Sandringham 1955 current
Scoresby 1945 1976
2002 2014 renamed to Rowville
Seymour 1992 2014
Shepparton 1945 1955
1967 current
Shepparton and Euroa 1889 1904
South Barwon 1976 current
South Bourke 1856 1889
South Gippsland 1859 1889 See Gippsland South
South Grant 1856 1877
South Melbourne 1856 1859
South West Coast 2002 current
South Yarra 1889 1904
Springvale 1976 2002
St Albans 1985 1992
2014 current
St Kilda 1856 1992
Stawell 1877 1904
Stawell and Ararat 1904 1945
Sunbury 2014 current
Sunshine 1945 1955
1967 2002
Swan Hill 1904 2014 renamed to Murray Plains
Sydenham 2014 current
Syndal 1967 1992
Talbot 1856 1859
Talbot and Avoca 1889 1904
Tarneit 2002 current
The Murray see Murray
Thomastown 1985 current
Toorak 1889 1967
Tullamarine 1992 2002
Upper Goulburn 1904 1945
Upper Yarra 1927 1945
Villiers and Heytesbury 1856 1904
Walhalla 1904 1945
Wangaratta 1904 1927
Wangaratta and Ovens 1927 1945
Wangaratta and Rutherglen 1889 1904
Wantirna 1976 2002
Waranga 1904 1945
Warrandyte 1976 current
Warrenheip 1889 1927
Warrenheip and Grenville 1927 1945
Warrnambool 1856 1955
1967 2002
Wendouree 2014 current
Werribee 1976 2002
2014 current
West Bourke 1856 1904
West Melbourne 1859 1904 a.k.a. Melbourne West
Westernport 1976 1985
Whittlesea 1985 1992
Williamstown 1856 current
Wimmera 1856 1889
1992 2002
Windermere 1889 1904
Wonthaggi 1927 1955
Yan Yean 1992 current
Yarraville 1958 1967
Yuroke 2002 2022

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Report on the 2012-13 redivision of electoral boundaries Electoral Boundaries Commission
  2. ^ "Past redivisions". Electoral Boundaries Commission. Archived from the original on 5 January 2015.
  3. ^ 2020–21 State electoral boundary redivision

Other sourcesEdit