Division of Corangamite
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Corangamite (green) in Victoria
|Area||7,625 km2 (2,944.0 sq mi)|
The Division of Corangamite is an Australian electoral division in the state of Victoria. The division was one of the original 75 divisions contested at the first federal election. It is named for Lake Corangamite.
The division is located in the Western district of Victoria covering 7,624 square kilometres (2,944 sq mi). It is a mixed electorate, including the growing surf coast area, the southern suburbs of as well as rural areas to the west. Starting at in the north, the electorate runs down the surf coast to include , , , , , , , , and . The electorate includes the rural centre of , as well as all the suburbs of Geelong south of the Barwon River.
Until the 1930s it was usually a marginal seat which leaned toward the conservative parties, but was won by the Australian Labor Party during high-tide elections. In 1918, it was the first seat won by what would become the Country Party.
It was held by the Liberals (and their immediate predecessor, the United Australia Party) without interruption from 1934 to 2007. A reasonably safe seat for most of the time from the 1950s to the 1990s, it became increasingly less safe from 1998 onward as successive redistributions pushed it further into Geelong. This resulted in the seat falling to Labor at the 2007 federal election for the first time since 1929, and only the third time ever. It was narrowly held by Labor in 2010, but returned to the Liberal Party in the 2013 election.
|Gratton Wilson||Free Trade, Anti-Socialist||1903–1909|
|Chester Manifold||Commonwealth Liberal||1913–1917|
|Geoffrey Street||United Australia||1934–1940|
|Allan McDonald||United Australia||1940–1944|
|Australian federal election, 2013: Corangamite|
|Palmer United||Buddy Rojek||2,026||2.18||+2.18|
|Sex Party||Jayden Millard||1,726||1.86||+1.86|
|Family First||Peter Wray||908||0.98||−0.99|
|Country Alliance||Warren Jackman||408||0.44||+0.44|
|Rise Up Australia||Helen Rashleigh||273||0.29||+0.29|
|Total formal votes||92,801||95.57||−1.24|
|Liberal gain from Labor||Swing||+4.22|
- "Two Party Preferred by division for Corangamite, Vic". Virtual Tally Room, Election 2013. Australian Electoral Commission. 2 October 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
- "Profile of the electoral division of Corangamite (Vic)". Current federal electoral divisions. Australian Electoral Commission. 25 September 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
- Green, Antony (11 October 2013). "Federal election 2013: Corangamite results". Australia Votes (Australia: ABC). Retrieved 29 November 2013.
- Division of Corangamite - Australian Electoral Commission