2010 federal election: Profile of the Electoral Division of Corangamite (Vic)

Updated: 9 February 2011



Name Derivation:

Named after Lake Corangamite. The name of the lake originated from the Aboriginal word for 'bitter', describing the salt content of the lake.

Area and Location Description:

Corangamite covers an area of 7 724 sq km encasing spectacular coastline, scenic rainforest, magnificent beaches, and rolling plains. The localities of Anglesea, Apollo Bay, Barwon Heads, Colac, Inverleigh, Linton (part), Lorne, Torquay and Winchelsea and parts of the Greater City of Geelong (Belmont, Grovedale, Highton, Ocean Grove, Portarlington) are located in this division. The division of Corangamite is bordered by the division of Wannon to the west, the division of Ballarat to the north and the division of Corio to the east.

Map of Division:

Products/Industries of the Area:

Includes primary production (beef, crops, dairy, fishing, forestry, sheep, horticulture and organic farming), food processing, manufacturing, retail and tourism.

First Proclaimed/Election:


Demographic Rating:



  • Cheeseman, D (ALP) 2007–
  • McArthur, S (LP) 1984–2007
  • Street, A A (LP) 1966–1984
  • Mackinnon, E D (LP) 1953–1966
  • McDonald, A M (UAP/LP) 1940–1953
  • Street, G A (UAP) 1934–1940
  • Gibson, W G (CP) 1931–1934
  • Crouch, R A (ALP) 1929–1931
  • Gibson, W G (FU/VFU/CP) 1918–1929
  • Manifold, J C (LIB/NAT) 1913–1918
  • Scullin, J H (ALP) 1910–1913
  • Wilson, J G (FT/ANTI-SOC) 1903–1910
  • Manifold, J C (PROT) 1901–1903

Current Member Details:

Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website

AEC Divisional Office Address:

Divisional Office Contact Details

Further information:

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