Profile of the electoral division of Ballarat (Vic)

Updated: 30 June 2022
Date this name and boundary was gazetted:
26 July 2021
First election this name was used at:
1901 federal election
First election this boundary was used at:
2022 federal election
Maps and data

A4 map of the electoral division of Ballarat (2021)

Map of the Division of Ballarat (2021) [PDF 2.18MB]

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Name Derivation:
Named after the city covered by the electoral division. The name of the city is believed to be derived from the Aborignal word 'balaarat' meaning resting place or reclining on elbow.
5,399 sq km
Location description

The Division of Ballarat consists of:

  • Ballarat City Council,
  • Hepburn Shire Council,
  • part of the Golden Plains Shire Council, and
  • part of the Moorabool Shire Council.
Demographic Rating:
Provincial – outside capital cities, but with a majority of enrolment in major provincial cities.
Current member details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
Former members for an electoral division of this name can be found by searching ‘Electoral divisions’ or ‘Members of the House of Representatives since 1901’ in the historical information section of the Parliamentary Handbook
AEC Divisional Office:
Divisional Office contact details
Further information:
For supporting information, see Party codes, demographic ratings and seat status.