The Western Victoria region covers 79,438 square kilometres, a third of Victoria’s total area with 477,829 eligible voters.
Within the Region are the lower house seats, or Districts, of Bellarine, Buninyong, Geelong, Lara, Lowan, Melton, Polwarth, Ripon, South Barwon, South-West Coast and Wendouree.
It is a geographically diverse region ranging from the Little Desert National Park near Dimboola in the north, to the Otway Forest Park in the south.
It takes in the stunning sights of the Great Ocean Road, the market gardens and orchards of Bacchus Marsh, the rock climbing mecca of Mt Arapiles near Natimuk, Ballarat’s beautiful Botanical Gardens and Lake Wendouree, the busy Port of Portland and the bustling streets of Geelong.
It’s golden history is celebrated through the towns of Clunes and Maryborough, Ballarat and Talbot.
Charm oozes from villages like Port Fairy, Dunkeld and Queenscliff. All the while farmers busy themselves with dairy, sheep, cattle and crops such as potatoes, wheat, olives and lentils, strawberries and truffles.
Western Victoria is home to outstanding health services, education and tourism opportunities.
Gorgeous art galleries, sport, food and festivals are celebrated across the breadth of the region.
What a wonderful place to live?!