Electoral district of Mildura

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VictoriaLegislative Assembly
VIC Mildura District 2014.png
Location of Mildura (dark green) in Victoria
State Victoria
Created 1927
MP Peter Crisp
Party National
Namesake Town of Mildura
Electors 42,452 (2014)
Area 35,702 km2 (13,784.6 sq mi)
Demographic Rural

Mildura is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Victoria and sits within the Northern Victoria electorate.[1] It is a 35,702 km² rural electorate in the far-north-west of the state, encompassing the regional towns of Hopetoun, Mildura, Ouyen, Red Cliffs and Robinvale. It is currently represented by Peter Crisp of the National Party.

Mildura was first proclaimed in 1927 and was, for most of its history, a safe seat for the rural conservative Country Party, excluding two terms of Labor control from 1945 to 1947 and 1952–1955. In 1988, however, it became one of a number of rural seats to fall to the Liberal Party, the National Party's larger, traditionally city-based coalition partner, with journalist Craig Bildstien winning the seat on Labor preferences. Bildstien held the seat for eight years before a surprise loss in 1996 to conservative independent Russell Savage. Savage was twice re-elected with large margins, but was a widely unexpected casualty of the 2006 election, losing his seat to the National Party's Peter Crisp in a landslide.

Towns within the district include: Birchip, Boundary Bend, Hopetoun, Irymple, Manangatang, Merbein, Mildura, Murrayville, Ouyen, Patchewollock, Piangil, Red Cliffs, Robinvale, Sea Lake, Walpeup, Woomelang and Wycheproof.

Members for Mildura[edit]

Member Party Term
  Albert Allnutt Country Progressive 1927–1930
  Country 1930–1945
  Independent 1945
  Louis Garlick Labor 1945–1947
  Nathaniel Barclay Country 1947–1952
  Alan Lind Labor 1952–1955
  Nathaniel Barclay Country 1955–1962
  Milton Whiting Country 1962–1975
  National Country 1975–1982
  National 1982–1988
  Craig Bildstien Liberal 1988–1996
  Russell Savage Independent 1996–2006
  Peter Crisp National 2006–present

Election results[edit]

Victorian state election, 2014: Mildura
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Peter Crisp 16,794 46.1 −3.5
Independent Ali Cupper 7,755 21.3 +21.3
Labor Shane Roberts 4,244 11.6 −3.5
Country Alliance Danny Lee 3,485 9.6 +9.6
Independent Jo Clutterbuck 1,556 4.3 +4.3
Rise Up Australia Carl Carter 1,012 2.8 +2.8
Greens Morgana Russell 671 1.8 −0.0
Family First Judith Fenn 633 1.7 −1.3
Independent Mark Cory 286 0.8 +0.8
Total formal votes 36,436 92.9 −1.3
Informal votes 2,763 7.0 +1.3
Turnout 39,199 92.3 +1.4
Two-candidate-preferred result
National Peter Crisp 21,271 58.0 −6.5
Independent Ali Cupper 15,379 42.0 +42.0
National hold Swing N/A

Local Newspapers[edit]

The Mildura Cultivator – Archival newspaper (Vic.:1888–1920)

Mildura Independent Star – Archival newspaper (Vic.:2007–2014)

Mildura Weekly 2000–2013

Sunraysia Daily 1920 -2014


  1. ^ "Parliament of Victoria". Parliament of Victoria – electorates. Retrieved 12 February 2015.