Electoral district of Ballarat West
Location in Victoria, 1859
|Dates current||1859–1927, 1992–2014|
|Area||135 km2 (52.1 sq mi)|
The Electoral district of Ballarat West (initially spelt Ballaarat West) was an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly in Australia. It had two periods of existence, firstly between 1859 and 1927 and from 1992 to 2014. Unlike Ballarat East which had a rural character, Ballarat West was mostly urban, taking in much of Ballarat itself and its southern and western suburbs.
The seat was abolished in 2014 and replaced by Wendouree.
Members for Ballarat West
|First incarnation (1859–1927)|
|Member 1||Party||Term||Member 2||Party||Term|
|John Bailey||Unaligned||1859–1861||Robert Serjeant||Unaligned||1859–1861|
|Duncan Gillies||Unaligned||1861–1868||William Collard Smith||Unaligned||1861–1864|
|William Vale||Unaligned||1864–65, 1865–69|
|Charles Jones||Unaligned||1868–69, 1869, 1869–71||John James||Unaligned||1869–1870|
|Sir Archibald Michie||Unaligned||1870–1871|
|Joseph Jones||Unaligned||1871–1875||William Collard Smith||Unaligned||1871–1892|
|George Fincham||Unaligned||1875–1886||Member 3||Party||Term|
|William Collard Smith||Unaligned||1894||Richard Vale||Unaligned||1892–|
|Joseph Kirton||Unaligned||1894–1904||" "||"||–1902|
|Matthew Baird||Commonwealth Liberal||1911–1917|
|Second incarnation (1992–2014)|
|Family First||Dale Butterfield||1,284||3.25||−1.78|
|Country Alliance||Carl Wesley||681||1.72||+1.72|
|Total formal votes||39,517||95.78||−0.56|
- Parliaments of the Australian states and territories
- List of members of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
- "An Act to alter the Electoral Districts of Victoria and to increase the number of Members of the Legislative Assembly thereof." (PDF). Australasian Legal Information Institute. 1858. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
- "The New Victorian Legislative Assembly". South Australian Register. 19 May 1877. Retrieved 29 August 2013.
- "The New Victorian Legislative Assembly". Western Mail. Trove. 20 April 1889. Retrieved 29 August 2013.