Western Victoria Region

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Western Victoria Region
VictoriaLegislative Council
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Location of Western Victoria Region (dark green) in Victoria
State Victoria
Created 2006
Area 79,438 km2 (30,671.2 sq mi)
Coordinates 37°11′S 142°50′E / 37.183°S 142.833°E / -37.183; 142.833Coordinates: 37°11′S 142°50′E / 37.183°S 142.833°E / -37.183; 142.833

Western Victoria Region is one of the eight electoral regions in the state of Victoria, Australia, which elects five members to the Victorian Legislative Council (also referred to as the Upper House) by proportional representation. The region was created in 2006 by the 2005 reform of the Victorian Legislative Council.

It comprises the Legislative Assembly districts of Bellarine, Buninyong, Geelong, Lara, Lowan, Melton, Polwarth, Ripon, South Barwon, South-West Coast and Wendouree.

The current Western Victoria Region elected members at the 2014 state election. The Liberal Party and the Australian Labor Party won two seats each, while Shire of Moyne mayor James Purcell, under the banner of Vote 1 Local Jobs, won one.


Member Party Term Member Party Term Member Party Term Member Party Term Member Party Term
  Jaala Pulford Labor 2006–present   John Vogels Liberal 2006–2010   Gayle Tierney Labor 2006–present   David Koch Liberal 2006–2014   Peter Kavanagh DLP 2006–2010
  Simon Ramsay Liberal 2010–present   David O'Brien National 2010–2014
  Josh Morris Liberal 2014–present   James Purcell Vote 1 Local Jobs 2014–present

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