Lowan District profile

Features of the District

Location:Lowan District is a rural electorate located north-west of Melbourne.
Area:39,182 square kilometres.
Towns:Apsley, Balmoral, Branxholme, Casterton, Cavendish, Coleraine, Dartmoor, Dimboola, Douglas, Dunkeld, Edenhope, Goroke, Halls Gap, Hamilton, Harrow, Horsham, Jeparit, Kaniva, Lake Bolac, Lubeck, Minyip, Murtoa, Natimuk, Nhill, Penshurst, Rainbow, Rupanyup, Streatham, Warracknabeal and Willaura.
Features:The District is the largest District in Victoria, and stretches from the Big Desert to within ten kilometres of the coast. It includes the wheat growing area of the Wimmera and the wool growing areas of the Western District. Natural features include the Grampians and Mount Arapiles.
Upper House
Region:
Western Victoria Region
Statistical profile based on 2011 Census data (link to pdf)

Sitting Member

Emma Kealy - Nationals (Parliament website, external link)

Election Results

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

Historical pattern

1889-94Conservative
1894-97Liberal
1897-99Conservative
1899-1900Conservative Liberal
1900-07Conservative
1907-08Fusion
1908-09Conservative
1909-20Fusion Liberal/Liberal/National
1920-45*Victorian Farmers Union/Country
1955-67Liberal and Country Party/Liberal
1967-70Country
1970-79Liberal
1979-92**National
2002-presentNational
* Abolished in 1945, re-established in 1955
** Abolished 1992, re-established in 2002
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