Andrew Broad, since 2013.
North-western Victoria. Mallee covers a large area in the corner of Victoria, bordering New South Wales and South Australia. Mallee covers Central Goldfields, Gannawarra, Buloke, Hindmarsh, Horsham, Loddon, Mildura, Swan Hill, West Wimmera and Yarriambiack council areas, and parts of Northern Grampians and Pyrenees council areas. Mallee includes the centres of Mildura, Ouyen, Swan Hill, St Arnaud, Warracknabeal and Horsham.
Mallee expanded to the east, taking in Inglewood, Boort, Wedderburn and Pyramid Hill from Murray, taking in Avoca, Maryborough and Talbot from Wannon and a small area from Bendigo. Mallee lost Stawell to Wannon. These changes reduced the Nationals margin from 21.3% to 19.8%.
Mallee was created at the redistribution before the 1949 election as part of the expansion of the House of Representatives. It has always been held by the Country Party and its successor National Party.
The seat was won in 1949 by the Country Party’s Winton Turnbull. Turnbull had stood for office for the Country Party before the Second World War, but was captured in the fall of Singapore and was a prisoner of war for over three years. Turnbull won Wimmera in 1946, and moved to the new seat of Mallee in 1949.
Turnbull held Mallee for the next two decades, and retired at the 1972 election.
Mallee was won in 1972 by Peter Fisher, who held Mallee for another two decades, until he retired in 1993.
Mallee was won in 1993 by John Forrest, also of the National Party. Forrest held the seat for the next twenty years, retiring in 2013.
Nationals candidate Andrew Broad won Mallee in 2013, and was re-elected in 2016.
Sitting Nationals MP Andrew Broad is not running for re-election.
- Serge Petrovich (Liberal)
- Cecilia Moar (Independent)
- Jason Mark Modica (Independent)
- Rick Grosvenor (Conservative National)
- Anne Webster (Nationals)
- Chris Lahy (Citizens Electoral Council)
- Philip Mollison (Rise Up Australia)
- Carole Hart (Labor)
- Leigh Firman (Science)
- Ray Kingston (Independent)
- Dan Straub (Shooters Fishers & Farmers)
- Rick Millar (United Australia)
- Nicole Rowan (Greens)
Mallee is typicall considered a very safe Nationals seat, but Broad’s retirement has opened the door for challenges from the Liberal Party and a number of independents.
|Tim Middleton||Rise Up Australia||4,536||5.2||+4.3||4.5|
|Chris Lahy||Citizens Electoral Council||1,715||2.0||+1.7||1.7|
2016 two-party-preferred result
Booths have been divided into five areas. Booths in Buloke, Hindmarsh and Yarriambiack council areas, as well as those in the southern parts of the Mildura council area, have been grouped as “Central”. Those in Gannawarra and Swan Hill have been grouped as “North-East”. Those in Horsham, Northern Grampians and West Wimmera have been grouped as “South-West”. Those booths in Central Goldfields, Loddon and Pyrenees have been grouped as “South-East”. The booths in the main urban centre of Mildura, as well as some nearby booths close to the Murray River, have been grouped as “Mildura”.
The Nationals won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in all five areas, ranging from 56.9% in the south-east up to 78.4% in the north-east.
|Voter group||NAT 2PP %||Total votes||% of votes|
Two-party-preferred votes in Mallee at the 2016 federal election
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