Gippsland South District profile

Features of the District

Location:Gippsland South District is a rural electorate located south-east of Melbourne.
Area:7,429 square kilometres.
Towns:Fish Creek, Foster, Golden Beach, Gormandale, Korumburra, Leongatha, Loch, Loch Sport, Longford, Meeniyan, Mirboo North, Nyora, Poowong, Port Albert, Port Welshpool, Rosedale, Sale, Seaspray, Tarwin Lower, Toora, Venus Bay, Welshpool, Woodside and Yarram.
Features:Industries in Gippsland South District include agriculture, timber production and tourism. Natural features include Wilsons Promontory National Park, Corner Inlet, the Gippsland Lakes and the Strzelecki Ranges.
Upper House
Region:
Eastern Victoria Region
Statistical profile based on 2011 Census data (link to pdf)

Sitting Member

Danny O’Brien (Parliament website, external link)

Election Results

14 March 2015 by-election results - Gippsland South District
2014 State election results – Gippsland South District
2010 State election results – Gippsland South District
2006 State election results – Gippsland South District
2002 State election results – Gippsland South District

Historical pattern

1859-75Unaffiliated
1875-77Liberal
1877-78Unaffiliated
1878-86Liberal
1886-89Conservative
1889-93Liberal
1893-94Conservative
1894-99Liberal
1899-1902Conservative Liberal
1902-07Conservative
1907-08Fusion
1908-09Liberal
1909-27Fusion Liberal/Liberal/National
1927Independent
1927-29National
1929-70Country
1970-73Liberal
1973-80Country/Nationals
1980-82Liberal
1982-presentNationals