Division of Wannon
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Wannon (green) in Victoria
|Area||33,854 km2 (13,071.1 sq mi)|
The Division of Wannon is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Victoria. It is located in the south-west of the state, and encompasses most of the western region of the state. It adjoins the South Australian border in the west, and the Bass Strait coast in the south. The Division encompasses the towns of Warrnambool, Portland, Ararat, Hamilton and Halls Gap. The Grampians and the Port Campbell National Parks are in the Division. Maryborough and Avoca will become part of Wannon at the next federal election due to a boundary gazetting that took place on 24 December 2010.
The Division was proclaimed in 1900, and was one of the original 75 divisions to be contested at the first Federal election. The Division was named after the Wannon River. For the first half-century after Federation, it regularly traded hands between the Australian Labor Party and the conservative parties. However, a 1955 redistribution removed most of the seat's Labor-friendly territory, and it has been a safe Liberal seat since then. The seat has been held by former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser, and is currently held by Dan Tehan.
|Samuel Cooke||Free Trade||1901–1903|
|Arthur Robinson||Free Trade||1903–1906|
|Arthur Rodgers||Commonwealth Liberal||1913–1917|
|Thomas Scholfield||United Australia||1931–1940|
|Australian federal election, 2013: Wannon|
|Palmer United||Bradley Ferguson||3,519||3.99||+3.99|
|Sex Party||Chris Johnson||2,455||2.78||+2.78|
|Family First||Craig Haberfield||1,957||2.22||−0.10|
|Total formal votes||88,202||96.01||+1.18|