Ripon District profile

Features of the District

Location:Ripon District is a rural electorate located north-west of Melbourne.
Area:16,761 square kilometres.
Towns:Ararat, Avoca, Bealiba, Beaufort, Bridgewater on Loddon, Buangor, Cardigan, Carisbrook, Charlton, Clunes, Creswick, Donald, Dunolly, Eddington, Elmhurst, Glenorchy, Great Western, Inglewood, Landsborough, Lexton, Lucas, Marnoo, Maryborough, Miners Rest, Moonambel, Newbridge, Snake Valley, St Arnaud, Stawell, Stuart Mill, Talbot, Tarnagulla and Wedderburn.
Features:The District is a centre of agriculture, wine making, timber industries, manufacturing, wool production, paper milling, knitting mills and tourism. Natural features include the Pyrenees Ranges, Mt Langi Ghiran and Kooyoora State Park.
Upper House
Region:
Western Victoria Region
Statistical profile based on 2011 Census data (link to pdf)

Sitting Member

Louise Staley - Liberal (Parliament website, external link)

Election Results

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

Historical pattern

1945-47ALP
1947-50Liberal/LCP
1950-55*ALP
1976-99Liberal
1999-2014ALP
2014-presentLiberal
*Abolished in 1955, and re-established in 1976
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