Electoral district of Wendouree

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VictoriaLegislative Assembly
VIC Wendouree District 2014.png
Location of Wendouree (dark green) in Victoria
State Victoria
Created 2014
MP Sharon Knight
Party Labor
Electors 40,549 (2014)
Area 114 km2 (44.0 sq mi)
Demographic Regional City

The Electoral district of Wendouree is an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly in Australia. It was created in the redistribution of electoral boundaries in 2013, and came into effect at the 2014 state election.[1]

It largely covers the area of the abolished district of Ballarat West, covering north, southwest and west suburbs of Ballarat, including Wendouree, Alfredton, Delacombe, Redan, Ballarat North, Invermay, Black Hill and Brown Hill, as well as much of the CBD. The south suburb of Sebastopol was moved to the adjoining district of Buninyong.[2]

The abolished seat of Ballarat West was held by Labor MP Sharon Knight. While the redistribution made Wendouree notionally Liberal-held, Knight won the new seat with a swing to Labor.


Member Party Term
  Sharon Knight Labor 2014–present

Election results[edit]

Victorian state election, 2014: Wendouree[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Sharon Knight 15,712 43.2 +3.1
Liberal Craig Coltman 14,408 39.7 −5.1
Greens Alice Barnes 3,629 10.0 −0.5
Sex Party Liam Hastie 1,387 3.8 +3.8
Family First Cielo Fenn 653 1.8 −1.3
Country Alliance John Buchholz 343 0.9 −0.6
Rise Up Australia Sheila O'Shea 201 0.6 +0.6
Total formal votes 36,333 95.1 +0.8
Informal votes 1,862 4.9 −0.8
Turnout 38,195 94.2 +0.9
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Sharon Knight 20,270 55.8 +5.9
Liberal Craig Coltman 16,063 44.2 −5.9
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +5.9

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Summary of Changes". Victorian Electoral Boundary Commission. Archived from the original on 17 October 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Map of Wendouree District". Victorian Electoral Boundaries Commission. 
  3. ^ "State Election 2014: Wendouree". Victorian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 10 December 2014.