2004 Profile of the division of Mallee

Updated: 9 February 2011



Name Derivation:

Named after the area in which it is located. Mallee is an Aboriginal word for dwarf eucalypts which grow in the area.

Area and Location Description:

Mallee covers an area of approximately 70 694 sq km in the north west corner of Victoria. It is bordered by the Murray River in the north, the South Australian border in the west, the division of Wannon in the south, and the divisions of Bendigo and Murray in the east. The main centres are Mildura in the north, Warracknabeal, St Arnaud, Horsham in the south and Swan Hill and Kerang in the east.

Map of Division:

Products/Industries of the Area:

Dried fruit, citrus, stone fruit, wheat and cereals, wool, sheep, vegetables, vineyards, olive oil, dairying, beef cattle, pig raising, meat works, gold mining and flour milling.

First Proclaimed/Election:


Demographic Rating:



  • FORREST, J (NP) 1993–
  • FISHER, P S (CP/NCP/NP) 1972–1993
  • TURNBULL, W G (CP) 1949–1972

Current Member Details:

See the Parliament of Australia website

AEC Divisional Office Address:

SeeDivisional Office Contact Details

2004 Federal Election Results:

  • Enrolment: 90 678
  • Informal Vote: 3.49%
  • Turnout: 95.82%
  • Seat Status: Safe National
  • Two Party Preferred: NP: 74.75% | ALP: 25.25%

Further information:

For supporting information, see Party Codes, Demographic Ratings and Seat Status.