Profile of the electoral division of Ballarat (Vic)

Updated: 19 November 2019
Date this name and boundary was gazetted:
13 July 2018
First election this name was used at:
1901 federal election
First election this boundary was used at:
2019 federal election
Maps and data
A4 map of the electoral division of Ballarat (2018) [PDF 775KB]
Map of the Division of Ballarat (2018) [PDF 9.44MB]
Download GIS data
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.
4,322 sq km
Location description

The Division of Ballarat consists of:

  • Ballarat City Council,
  • Hepburn Shire Council, and
  • 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

Previous members:
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.
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