Bendigo West District profile

Features of the District

Location:Bendigo West District is an urbanised rural electorate located north-west of Melbourne.
Area:1,524 square kilometres.
Towns:Castlemaine, Chewton, Guildford, Harcourt, Kangaroo Flat, Long Gully, Maiden Gully, Maldon, Marong and Newstead. Parts of Bendigo, Big Hill, Eaglehawk, Golden Square and Ravenswood.
Features:The city of Bendigo was a major gold mining centre in the nineteenth century and is a popular tourist destination. Industries include mining, dairy and sheep farming, fruit growing, manufacturing and tourism. Features include the Cairn Curran reservoir and the apple centre at Harcourt.
Upper House
Region:
Northern Victoria Region
Statistical profile based on 2011 Census data (link to pdf)

Sitting Member

Maree Edwards - ALP (Parliament website, external link)

Election Results

2014 State election results – Bendigo West District
2010 State election results – Bendigo West District
2006 State election results – Bendigo West District
2002 State election results – Bendigo West District

Historical pattern

1904-14ALP
1914-16Independent Labor
1916-18National Labor
1918-24National
1924-27*ALP
1985-92ALP
1992-96Liberal
1996-presentALP
*Abolished in 1927, and re-established in 1985
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