Electoral district of Ringwood (Victoria)

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VictoriaLegislative Assembly
VIC Ringwood District 2014.png
Location of Ringwood (dark green) in Greater Melbourne
State Victoria
Dates current 1958–1992, 2014–present
MP Dee Ryall
Party Liberal
Namesake Suburb of Ringwood
Electors 40,419 (2014)
Area 28 km2 (10.8 sq mi)
Demographic Metropolitan

The Electoral district of Ringwood is an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly. It was first proclaimed in 1958 and was abolished in 1992.[1] The electorate was located to the east of Melbourne and centred on the suburb of Ringwood, after which it is named.

Parts of Ringwood were included in the new Electoral district of Bayswater in 1992. Kay Setches, the last member for Ringwood, contested and lost Bayswater at the election that year.

Ringwood was created again at the 2013 redistribution of electoral boundaries that will take effect at the 2014 state election.[2] The new district largely replaces the abolished district of Mitcham, covering suburbs along the Maroondah Highway from Nunawading to Ringwood.[3]

The abolished district of Mitcham was held by Liberal MP Dee Ryall, who retained the new seat at the 2014 election.


First incarnation (1958–1992)
Member Party Term
  Jim Manson Liberal 19581973
  Norman Lacy Liberal 19731976
  Peter McArthur Liberal 19761982
  Kay Setches Labor 19821992
Second incarnation (2014–present)
Member Party Term
  Dee Ryall Liberal 2014–present


Victorian state election, 2014: Ringwood[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Dee Ryall 17,440 48.1 −1.6
Labor Tony Clark 11,777 32.5 +0.7
Greens Brendan Powell 3,903 10.8 −1.1
Independent Michael Challinger 1,440 4.0 +4.0
Christians Karen Dobby 1,131 3.1 +3.1
People Power Victoria Steve Raskovy 287 0.8 +0.8
Country Alliance Brian Dungey 279 0.8 +0.8
Total formal votes 36,257 95.7 −0.6
Informal votes 1,643 4.3 +0.6
Turnout 37,900 93.8 −1.1
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Dee Ryall 19,919 55.1 −1.2
Labor Tony Clark 16,250 44.9 +1.2
Liberal hold Swing −1.2


  1. ^ "Re-Member (Former Members)". State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Summary of Changes". Victorian Electoral Boundary Commission. Archived from the original on 17 October 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Map of Ringwood District". Victorian Electoral Boundaries Commission. 
  4. ^ State Election 2014: Ringwood District, VEC.

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Coordinates: 37°48′40″S 145°13′52″E / 37.811°S 145.231°E / -37.811; 145.231