Electoral district of Ripon
Location of Ripon (dark green) in Victoria
|Dates current||1945–1955, 1976–current|
|Party||Liberal Party of Australia|
|Area||16,761 km2 (6,471.5 sq mi)|
Ripon is a single member electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly. It is a rural electorate based in western Victoria. In 1946 the Electoral district of Ripon was first contested but then abolished in the 1955 election after being held by Labor for seven of these years. Ripon was then re-created and has existed continuously since 1976.
Ripon has an area of 16,761 square kilometres. It includes the towns of Ararat, Avoca, Bealiba, Beaufort, Bridgewater on Loddon, Buangor, Cardigan, Carisbrook, Charlton, Clunes, Creswick, Donald, Dunolly, Eddington, Elmhurst, Glenorchy, Great Western, Inglewood, Landsborough, Lexton, Lucas, Marnoo, Maryborough, Miners Rest, Moonambel, Newbridge, Snake Valley, St Arnaud, Stawell, Stuart Mill, Talbot, Tarnagulla and Wedderburn. The main population centres are Creswick, Ararat, Maryborough, Avoca, Donald, Bridgewater, St Arnaud and Stawell. This district is known for agriculture, wine making, timber industries, manufacturing, wool production, paper milling, knitting mills and tourism.
|First incarnation (1945–1955)|
|Second incarnation (1976–present)|
|Family First||Danielle Fowler||897||2.2||−0.7|
|Country Alliance||Trevor Domaschenz||495||1.2||−1.5|
|Democratic Labour||Mitchell Lee||490||1.2||+1.2|
|Rise Up Australia||Peter Mulcahy||448||1.1||+1.1|
|Total formal votes||40,057||93.6||−1.6|