Benambra District profile

Features of the District

Location: Benambra District is a rural electorate situated north-east of Melbourne.
Area: 10,037 square kilometres.
Towns: Baranduda, Barnawartha, Beechworth, Chiltern, Corryong, Eskdale, Kiewa, Mitta Mitta, Mount Beauty, Rutherglen, Tallangatta, Tangambalanga, Tawonga, Wahgunyah, Walwa, Wodonga and Yackandandah.
Features: The Benambra District features Lake Hume, the Kiewa, Mitta Mitta and Upper Murray Valleys and the Victorian Alps. The historic goldmining towns of Beechworth, Chiltern, Rutherglen and Yackandandah and the Falls Creek ski resort are popular tourist attractions. Industries include agriculture, wine production and tourism.

Bendigo East District profile

Features of the District

Location: Bendigo East District is an urbanised rural electorate located north-west of Melbourne.
Area: 2,711 square kilometres.
Towns: Bendigo East, Dingee, Elmore, Epsom, Flora Hill, Goornong, Huntly, Kennington, Raywood, Serpentine, Spring Gully, Strathdale, Strathfieldsaye and White Hills. Parts of Bendigo, Big Hill, Eaglehawk, Golden Square and Ravenswood.
Features: The District includes the western end of Lake Eppalock, the Bendigo campus of La Trobe University and the Bendigo racecourse. The city of Bendigo was a major gold mining centre in the nineteenth century and is a popular tourist destination. Industries include mining, dairy and sheep farming, fruit growing, manufacturing and tourism.

Bendigo West District profile

Features of the District

Location: Bendigo West District is an urbanised rural electorate located north-west of Melbourne.
Area: 1,524 square kilometres.
Towns: Castlemaine, Chewton, Guildford, Harcourt, Kangaroo Flat, Long Gully, Maiden Gully, Maldon, Marong and Newstead. Parts of Bendigo, Big Hill, Eaglehawk, Golden Square and Ravenswood.
Features: The city of Bendigo was a major gold mining centre in the nineteenth century and is a popular tourist destination. Industries include mining, dairy and sheep farming, fruit growing, manufacturing and tourism. Features include the Cairn Curran reservoir and the apple centre at Harcourt.

Eildon District profile

Features of the District

Location: Eildon District is a mainly rural electorate located north-east of Melbourne.
Area: 10,027 square kilometres.
Towns: Alexandra, Bonnie Doon, Buxton, Christmas Hills, Dixons Creek, Eildon, Flowerdale, Healesville, Jamieson, Kangaroo Ground, Kinglake, Kinglake West, Launching Place, Mansfield, Marysville, Millgrove, Molesworth, Mount Buller Alpine Village, Panton Hill, Powelltown, St Andrews, Strath Creek, Taggerty, Thornton, Toolangi, Warburton, Wesburn, Woori Yallock, Yarck, Yarra Glen, Yarra Junction and Yea.
Features: Eildon District stretches from the fringes of the metropolitan area to the heart of the Victorian Alps. Industries in the District include agriculture, sawmilling, fruit growing, wine making and tourism. Features include the Healesville Sanctuary, Lake Eildon, and the Alpine and Yarra Ranges National Parks.

Euroa District profile

Features of the District

Location: Euroa District is a rural electorate located north and north-east of Melbourne.
Area: 11,635 square kilometres.
Towns: Avenel, Benalla, Broadford, Euroa, Heathcote, Kilmore, Merrigum, Murchison, Nagambie, Puckapunyal, Pyalong, Rushworth, Seymour, Stanhope, Strathbogie, Swanpool, Tallarook, Violet Town and Wandong.
Features: Natural features of the Euroa District include Lake Nagambie, the Strathbogie and Warby Ranges and the Heathcote-Graytown National Park. The district includes the Puckapunyal military base. Industries of the region include agriculture, tourism, timber production, wine production and fruit growing.

Macedon District profile

Features of the District

Location: Macedon District is a mixed rural and metropolitan fringe electorate located 38 kilometres north-west of Melbourne.
Area: 3,465 square kilometres.
Towns: Blackwood, Bullarto, Daylesford, Gisborne, Glenlyon, Hepburn Springs, Kyneton, Lancefield, Macedon, Malmsbury, Mount Macedon, Riddells Creek, Romsey, Taradale, Toolern Vale, Trentham and Woodend.
Features: The District’s economy is largely based on tourism. It features Daylesford, Hepburn Springs, Mount Macedon, the Black Forest, Hanging Rock and the Lerderderg State Park.

Mildura District profile

Features of the District

Location: Mildura District is a rural electorate located north-west of Melbourne.
Area: 35,702 square kilometres.
Towns: Birchip, Boundary Bend, Hopetoun, Irymple, Manangatang, Merbein, Mildura, Murrayville, Ouyen, Patchewollock, Piangil, Red Cliffs, Robinvale, Sea Lake, Walpeup, Woomelang and Wycheproof.
Features: The city of Mildura is the largest town in the District and is situated on the Murray River. Mildura is the centre of an irrigation area known as Sunraysia, which is known for its dried fruits, citrus and vegetable industries. Other industries in the District include crop farming, fruit, vegetable and wine growing and tourism. Natural features include the northern part of the Big Desert, the Sunset Country and the Hattah Lakes.

Murray Plains District profile

Features of the District

Location: Murray Plains District is a rural electorate located north and north-west of Melbourne.
Area: 11,921 square kilometres.
Towns: Beverford, Boort, Cohuna, Durham Ox, Echuca, Gunbower, Kerang, Koondrook, Koyuga, Kyabram, Ky Valley, Lake Boga, Lake Charm, Lalbert, Leitchville, Mitiamo, Murrabit, Nyah, Nyah West, Pyramid Hill, Quambatook, Rochester, Swan Hill, Tongala, Torrumbarry and Ultima.
Features: The District stretches along the Murray River from the Goulburn junction to north of Swan Hill. Irrigation farming is important in the District, focusing in the south-east on dairy farming and in the north-west on fruit growing. In the west of the District are large expanses of dryland farming. Natural features include the Gunbower Forest and lakes between Kerang and Lake Boga.

Ovens Valley District profile

Features of the District

Location: Ovens Valley District is a rural electorate located north-east of Melbourne.
Area: 9,628 square kilometres.
Towns: Bright, Bundalong, Cheshunt, Cobram, Dinner Plain, Eldorado, Glenrowan, Greta, Harrietville, Hotham Heights, Katamatite, King Valley, Milawa, Myrtleford, Oxley, Porepunkah, Springhurst, Tungamah, Wangaratta, Whitfield, Whorouly, Yarrawonga and Yarroweyah.
Features: The electorate is centred on the Ovens River, and stretches from the Victorian Alps north to the Murray River, then west to Cobram. Industries in the area include tourism, fruit growing and wine making. The Mount Hotham ski resort is in the south-east of the District. Natural features include the Alpine and Mount Buffalo National Parks.

Shepparton District profile

Features of the District

Location: Shepparton District is a regional urban and rural electorate located north of Melbourne.
Area: 3,288 square kilometres.
Towns: Ardmona, Barmah, Congupna, Dookie, Katunga, Kialla, Mooroopna, Nathalia, Numurkah, Picola, Shepparton, Strathmerton, Tallygaroopna, Tatura and Toolamba.
Features: The District is a rich agricultural area with orchards, vineyards and dairy farms. Much of the electorate is an important irrigation area served by water from the Main East Goulburn Channel. The rest of the land is used for pasture, fodder crops and cattle and sheep grazing. The District includes the Barmah Forest along the Murray River.

Yan Yean District profile

Features of the District

Location: Yan Yean District is an outer metropolitan and rural fringe electorate approximately 21 kilometres north of Melbourne.
Area: 596 square kilometres.
Suburbs: Beveridge, Donnybrook, Doreen, Eden Park, Hurstbridge, Mernda, Nutfield, Plenty, Upper Plenty, Wallan, Wattle Glen, Whittlesea, Woodstock and Yarrambat. Parts of Cottles Bridge, Diamond Creek, Humevale and Yan Yean.
Features: There is rapid residential development along the Plenty corridor and around Wallan. Most of the rest of the District is semi-rural. Natural features of the District include the Kinglake National Park and Yan Yean Reservoir, Melbourne’s oldest water storage.