Profile of the electoral division of Bendigo (Vic)
Updated: 22 February 2012
Current, boundary gazetted 24 December 2010 – this boundary will apply at the next federal election.
If a by-election is held before the next federal election, the boundary as at the 2010 federal election will apply.
The Division of Bendigo is situated on the northern foothills of the Great Dividing Range in North Central Victoria. It covers an area of approximately 6 255 sq km and provides the southern gateway to the Murray Darling Basin. In addition to the city of Bendigo, other large population centres in the division include Castlemaine, Heathcote, Kyneton and Woodend. Bendigo shares boundaries with the divisions of Murray to the north, Wannon to the west, Ballarat to the south and McEwen to the east.
Products/Industries of the Area:
The main population centre (Bendigo) is now the administrative, commercial and educational centre for North Central and Northern Victoria. The rural area of the division supports a diverse range of farming, agricultural and viticultural activities along with continuing gold mining and other extractive industries.
Gibbons, S (ALP) 1998–
Reid, B (LP) 1990–1998
Brumby, J M (ALP) 1983–1990
Bourchier, J W (LP) 1972–1983
Kennedy, A D (ALP) 1969–1972
Beaton, N L (ALP) 1960–1969
Clarey, P J (ALP) 1949–1960
Rankin, G J (ST CP/UCP/CP) 1937–1949
Harrison, E F (UAP) 1931–1937
Kean, R V (ALP) 1929–1931
Hurry, G (NAT) 1922–1929
Hughes, W M (NAT) 1917–1922
Hampson, A J (ALP) 1915–1917
Arthur, J A (ALP) 1913–1914
Quick, J (PROT/IND PROT/LIB) 1901–1913