2001 Profile of the division of Gippsland

Updated: 3 February 2011

State:

Victoria

Name Derivation:

Named after the locality which was explored by Angus McMillan (1810-1865) from 1839 and named after Governor, Sir George Gipps.

Area and Location Description:

It covers an area of approximately 35 534 sq km from the New South Wales border in the north-east to Wonthaggi in the south-west.

The main towns include Bairnsdale, Foster, Heyfield, Inverloch, Korumburra, Lakes Entrance, Leongatha, Maffra, Mirboo North, Stratford, Yarram, Orbost, Rosedale, Sale and Wonthaggi.

Products/Industries of the area:

Dairying, beef, fishing, forestry, sheep, cropping, sawmills, vegetables, oil, gas, tourism and correctional services, RAAF Base (East Sale).

First Proclaimed/Election

1901

Members

  • Peter McGauran (NP) 1983–
  • P J Nixon (CP/NCP/NP) 1961–83
  • G J Bowden (CP) 1943–61
  • T Paterson (CP/LCP) 1922–43
  • G H Wise (PROT/NAT) 1914–22
  • J Bennett (LIB) 1913–14
  • G H Wise (PROT) 1906–13
  • A McLean (PROT) 1901–06

For Current Members information, browse the Parliament of Australia Members page.

AEC – Divisional Office Contact Numbers and Addresses

Demographic Rating

Rural

Statistical information
3 October 1998 Election 6 November 1999 Referendum 10 November 2001 Election

Enrolment: 81 036

Informal Vote: 4.92%

Turnout: 95.98%

Seat Status: Fairly Safe National

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 41.17%
  • NP: 58.83%

Enrolment: 82 446

Informal Vote:

  • Republic Question 0.71%
  • Preamble Question 0.75%

Turnout:

  • Republic Question 95.81%
  • Preamble Question 95.80%

Enrolment: 83 845

Informal Vote: 5.59%

Turnout: 95.7%

Seat Status: Fairly Safe National

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 41.95%
  • NP: 58.05%
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