Division of Mallee

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Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Mallee (green) in Victoria
Created 1949
MP Andrew Broad
Party National
Namesake The Mallee
Electors 89,824 (2010)
Area 70,694 km2 (27,295.1 sq mi)
Demographic Rural

The Division of Mallee is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Victoria. It is located in the far north-west of the state, adjoining the border with South Australia in the west, and the Murray River (which forms the border with New South Wales) in the north. At 70,694 square kilometres (27,295 sq mi), it is the largest Division in Victoria. It includes the centres of Mildura, Ouyen, Swan Hill, St Arnaud, Warracknabeal, Stawell and Horsham.

The Division was proclaimed at the redistribution of 11 May 1949, and was first contested at the 1949 election. It was named after the Mallee region of Victoria, in which the Division is located, which itself is named after the mallee variety of eucalyptus. Note that the Division also includes the Wimmera region of Victoria, which is why the title of the sitting member's newsletter is "Wimmera Mallee News".

Mallee has always been a safe Country/National Party seat. It is currently the safest Coalition seat in federal parliament and also the safest seat in the entire parliament as of the 2010 election, with a 24-point swing required for Labor to win it. In the 2013 election, however, a Liberal Party candidate stood against the Country/National Party, making it a contest between Coalition parties.[1]


Member Party Term
  (Sir) Winton Turnbull Country 1949–1972
  Peter Fisher Country 1972–1975
  National Country 1975–1982
  National 1982–1993
  John Forrest National 1993–2013
  Andrew Broad National 2013–present

Election results[edit]

Australian federal election, 2013: Mallee
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Andrew Broad 33,270 38.76 −23.82
Liberal Chris Crewther 23,363 27.22 +24.12
Labor Lydia Senior 15,020 17.50 −3.33
Katter's Australian Vince Cirillo 3,195 3.72 +3.72
Palmer United Mark Cory 2,883 3.36 +3.36
Greens Jane Macallister 2,637 3.07 −4.67
Sex Party Amy Mulcahy 2,118 2.47 +2.47
Family First Neil Buller 1,356 1.58 −3.67
Rise Up Australia Tim Middleton 772 0.90 +0.90
Independent Allen Ridgeway 595 0.69 +0.69
Country Alliance Michael Coldham 384 0.45 +0.45
CEC Chris Lahy 241 0.28 +0.28
Total formal votes 85,834 93.09 −2.53
Informal votes 6,373 6.91 +2.53
Turnout 92,207 94.70 +0.25
Two-party-preferred result
National Andrew Broad 63,224 73.66 +0.40
Labor Lydia Senior 22,610 26.34 −0.40
Two-candidate-preferred result
National Andrew Broad 48,243 56.21 −15.20
Liberal Chris Crewther 37,591 43.79 +43.79
National hold Swing N/A


  1. ^ "Australian election: Ten things", BBC News, 5 September 2013

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Coordinates: 35°43′08″S 142°10′41″E / 35.719°S 142.178°E / -35.719; 142.178