2004 Profile of the division of Gippsland
Updated: 29 September 2011
Named after the area which was explored by Angus McMillan in 1839. It was named after Governor Sir George Gipps.
Area and Location Description:
Gippsland covers an area of approximately 33 264 sq km from the New South Wales border in the north-east to Port Albert in the south-west. The main towns include Bairnsdale, Churchill, Heyfield, Lakes Entrance, Maffra, Morwell, Stratford, Traralgon, Yarram, Orbost, Rosedale and Sale.
Map of Division:
Products/Industries of the Area:
Dairying, beef, fishing, forestry, sheep, cropping, sawmills, vegetables, oil, gas, tourism and correctional services, RAAF Base (East Sale).
- MCGAURAN, P (NP) 1983–
- NIXON, P J (CP/NCP/NP) 1961–1983
- BOWDEN, G J (CP) 1943–1961
- PATERSON, T (CP/LCP) 1922–1943
- WISE, G H (PROT/NAT) 1914–1922
- BENNETT, J (LIB) 1913–1914
- WISE, G H (PROT) 1906–1913
- MCLEAN, A (PROT) 1901–1906
Current Member Details:
See the Parliament of Australia website
AEC Divisional Office Address:
See Divisional Office Contact Details
2004 Federal Election Results:
- Enrolment: 93 062
- Informal Vote: 4.23%
- Turnout: 95.63%
- Seat Status: Fairly Safe National
- Two Party Preferred: NP: 57.7% | ALP: 42.3%
For supporting information, see Party Codes, Demographic Ratings and Seat Status.