Write: GPO Box 1901, Melbourne 3001

Latest Election Result

Total Votes 106,534

ALP 57%
LIB 43%
Margin 14,253 Swing +2.3%

Electorate Profile

Based on the city of Ballarat, Victoria's largest inland city, the electorate extends east towards Melbourne as far as Bacchus Marsh, while to the north-east of Ballarat, the electorate also includes Creswick and Daylesford. The electorate covers 4,652 sq.km. Primary industries include beef cattle, sheep, potatoes, apples, mineral water, market gardening and gold mining. Secondary industries include tourism, clothing and fabrics, sawmilling, engineering and confectionery.