Virtual Tally Room: the official election results
Virtual Tally Room: the official election results
House of Representatives Updated: Tuesday, 01 October 2013 03:26:40 PM


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Division Profile
Division Name GIPPSLAND
State Victoria
Elected Member Chester, D (NP) 2008-
Name Derivation Named after the area which was explored by Angus McMillan in 1839. It was named after Governor Sir George Gipps.
First Proclaimed / Election 1901
Area 33059 sq. kms
Demographic Rural
Pre-Election Seat Status Safe
Seat Status Safe
Enrolment 99,573
Turnout 94.45%
Informal 5.99%
Location The Division of Gippsland is located in eastern Victoria. It covers an area of approximately 33 054 sq km from the New South Wales border in the north-east to Port Albert in the south-west. The main towns include Bairnsdale, Churchill, Heyfield, Lakes Entrance, Maffra, Morwell, Orbost, Rosedale, Sale, Stratford, Traralgon and Yarram.
Products and Industry Beef, dairy, sheep, and vegetable farming, cropping, sawmilling and forestry, fishing, tourism, the production of oil, gas and electricity, and correctional and defence services, including the RAAF Base at East Sale.

Chester, D (NP) 2008-
McGauran, P (NP) 1983-2008
Nixon, P J (CP/NCP/NP) 1961-1983
Bowden, G J (CP) 1943-1961
Paterson, T (CP/LCP) 1922-1943
Wise, G H (PROT/NAT) 1914-1922
Bennett, J (LIB) 1913-1914
Wise, G H (PROT) 1906-1913
McLean, A (PROT) 1901-1906

Please Note: the division profile displayed above was at the time of the election. Please consult the AEC website for the most current division profile.



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