Central Highlands Province

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Central Highlands Province was an electorate of the Legislative Council of Victoria, Australia. It existed as a two-member electorate from 1976 to 2006, with members holding alternating eight-year terms. It was a safe seat for the Liberal Party of Australia for most of its history, but was a surprise gain for the Australian Labor Party in their landslide victory at the 2002 state election. The electorate was abolished in the Bracks Labor government's reform of the Legislative Council.

It covered a broad area of the state between the outer fringes of Melbourne and the Victorian Alps. In 2002, when it was last contested, it covered an area of 24,164 km2 and included the towns and suburbs of Alexandra, Benalla, Bright, Broadford, Coldstream, Diamond Creek, Euroa, Healesville, Hurstbridge, Lilydale, Mansfield, Marysville, Mount Beauty, Plenty, Seymour, Yan Yean, Yarra Glen and Yea.

Members for Central Highlands Province[edit]

Member 1 Party Term Member 2 Party Term
  Jock Granter Liberal 1976–1988  
  Fred Grimwade Liberal 1979–1987
  Marie Tehan Liberal 1987–1992
  Geoff Craige Liberal 1988–2002
  Graeme Stoney Liberal 1992–2006
  Rob Mitchell Labor 2002–2006