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
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

1914-16Independent Labor
1916-18National Labor
*Abolished in 1927, and re-established in 1985
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