Gippsland East District profile

Features of the District

Location:Gippsland East District is a large, thinly populated rural electorate in eastern Victoria.
Area:27,531 square kilometres.
Towns:Bairnsdale, Bruthen, Buchan, Cann River, Dargo, Ensay, Heyfield, Lakes Entrance, Lindenow, Maffra, Mallacoota, Metung, Omeo, Orbost, Paynesville, Raymond Island, Stratford, Swan Reach, Swifts Creek and Wy Yung.
Features:Industries in Gippsland East District include agriculture, timber production, fishing and tourism. The town of Bairnsdale is a centre for commerce and retail trade. Natural features include the Alpine, Snowy River and Croajingolong National Parks.
Upper House
Region:
Eastern Victoria Region
Statistical profile based on 2011 Census data (link to pdf)

Sitting Member

Tim Bull - Nationals (Parliament website, external link)

Election Results

2014 State election results – Gippsland East District
2010 State election results – Gippsland East District
2006 State election results – Gippsland East District
2002 State election results – Gippsland East District

Historical pattern

1889-1902Liberal
1902-07Conservative
1907-08Fusion
1908-09Liberal
1909-20Fusion Liberal/Liberal/National
1920-99Victorian Farmers Union/Country/Nationals
1999-2010Independent
2010-presentNationals
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