Electoral district of Shepparton
Location of Shepparton (dark green) in Victoria
|Dates current||1945–1955, 1967–present|
|Area||3,288 km2 (1,269.5 sq mi)|
The electoral district of Shepparton covers an area of 3,288 square kilometres.
Shepparton includes the country towns of Ardmona, Barmah, Congupna, Dookie, Katunga, Kialla, Mooroopna, Nathalia, Picola, Shepparton, Strathmerton, Tallygaroopna, Tatura and Toolamba. The district also includes the Barmah National Park.
It is a rich agricultural area with orchards, vineyards and dairy farms. Much of the electorate is an important irrigation area served by water from the Main East Goulburn Channel. The rest of the land is used for pasture, fodder crops and cattle and sheep grazing.
Shepparton was held by the National/Country Party from its creation in 1945 until 2014, although it was abolished for a twelve-year period between 1955 and 1967. The current member is independent Suzanna Sheed, who was elected at the 2014 state election.
Members for Shepparton
|First incarnation (1945–1955)|
|Second incarnation (1967–present)|
|Country Alliance||Michael Bourke||3,310||8.2||−11.5|
|Total formal votes||40,370||94.2||−0.3|
|Independent gain from National||Swing||N/A|
- "Shepparton District profile". Victorian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
- "Victoria Government Gazette" (PDF). Australasian Legal Information Institute. 4 August 1966. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
- "State Election 2014: Shepparton District". Victorian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
- State Election 2014: Shepparton District, VEC.
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