Profile of the electoral division of Gippsland (Vic)
Updated: 27 September 2013
- Current, boundary gazetted 24 December 2010.
- AEC Divisional Office:
- Divisional Office contact details
- Maps & GIS data:
- A4 map of the Division of Gippsland (2010) [PDF 740KB]
Map of the Division of Gippsland (2010) [PDF 37.5MB]
Download GIS data
- Name Derivation:
- Named after the area which was explored by Angus McMillan in 1839. It was named after Governor Sir George Gipps.
- Area and Location Description:
- 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/Industries of the Area:
- 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.
- First Proclaimed/Election:
- Demographic Rating:
- 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
- Current Member Details:
- Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
- Further information:
2013 federal election – House of Representatives results for Gippsland
2010 federal election – House of Representatives results for Gippsland
2008 by-election – Results for Gippsland
2007 federal election – House of Representatives results for Gippsland
2004 federal election – House of Representatives results for Gippsland
2013 divisional profile
For supporting information, see Party codes, demographic ratings and seat status.