Benambra District profile

Features of the District

Location:Benambra District is a rural electorate situated north-east of Melbourne.
Area:10,037 square kilometres.
Towns:Baranduda, Barnawartha, Beechworth, Chiltern, Corryong, Eskdale, Kiewa, Mitta Mitta, Mount Beauty, Rutherglen, Tallangatta, Tangambalanga, Tawonga, Wahgunyah, Walwa, Wodonga and Yackandandah.
Features:The Benambra District features Lake Hume, the Kiewa, Mitta Mitta and Upper Murray Valleys and the Victorian Alps. The historic goldmining towns of Beechworth, Chiltern, Rutherglen and Yackandandah and the Falls Creek ski resort are popular tourist attractions. Industries include agriculture, wine production and tourism.
Upper House
Region:
Northern Victoria Region
Statistical profile based on 2011 Census data (link to pdf)

Sitting Member

Bill Tilley - Liberal (Parliament website, external link)

Election Results

2014 State election results – Benambra District
2010 State election results – Benambra District
2006 State election results – Benambra District
2002 State election results – Benambra District

Historical pattern

1877-80Liberal
1880-86Conservative
1886-89Liberal
1889-99Conservative
1899-1902Conservative Liberal
1902-07Conservative
1907-08Fusion
1908-09Conservative
1909-17Fusion Liberal/Liberal
1917-18Economy
1918-32National/UAP
1932-76Country/Nationals
1976-presentLiberal
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