The Victorian Upper House Electorate of Western Victoria is a mixed regional, urban and rural electorate. Major urban towns in the region include Geelong – Victoria’s second city, and some of the largest regional cities in the State. Other major population centres include Ballarat, Colac, Warrnambool, Portland, Hamilton, Melton and Horsham.
The Legislative Council region of Western Victoria includes 11 Victorian Legislative Assembly districts including – Bellarine, Ballarat West, Geelong, Melton, Lara, Lowan, Ripon, Ballarat East, Polwarth, South Barwon and South West Coast.
Western Victoria boasts a strong and diverse economy which includes manufacturing and tourism industries, a substantial tertiary education and health sector and a strong dairy and livestock farming sector.
The Electorate is 79,438 square kilometres and boasts beautiful natural features including the Otway Ranges, the Grampians, Mt Arapiles, the Little Desert, Loch Ard Gorge, the Twelve Apostles and coastal resorts at Lorne, Apollo Bay and Port Fairy.