Division of Goldstein

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Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of GOLDSTEIN 2016.png
Division of Goldstein in Victoria, as of the 2016 federal election.
Created 1984
MP Tim Wilson
Party Liberal
Namesake Vida Goldstein
Electors 104,895 (2016)
Area 50 km2 (19.3 sq mi)
Demographic Inner Metropolitan

The Division of Goldstein is an Australian Electoral Division in Victoria. The division was created in 1984, when the former Division of Balaclava was abolished. It is named for Vida Goldstein, an early feminist parliamentary candidate. It is located in the bayside suburbs of Melbourne, including Beaumaris, Bentleigh, Brighton, Caulfield South, Cheltenham, Gardenvale and Sandringham. It is a safe seat for the Liberal Party.


Member Party Term
  Ian Macphee Liberal 1984–1990
  David Kemp Liberal 1990–2004
  Andrew Robb Liberal 2004–2016
  Tim Wilson Liberal 2016–present

Election results

Australian federal election, 2016: Goldstein[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Tim Wilson 52,694 56.33 −0.18
Labor Matthew Coote 20,466 21.88 −1.95
Greens Cheryl Hercus 14,871 15.90 +0.00
Animal Justice Naren Chellappah 2,222 2.38 +2.38
Drug Law Reform Lee Kavanagh 1,738 1.86 +1.86
Family First Trevor Bishop 1,549 1.66 +0.83
Total formal votes 93,540 97.54 +0.87
Informal votes 2,363 2.46 −0.87
Turnout 95,903 91.43 −1.74
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Tim Wilson 58,628 62.68 +1.65
Labor Matthew Coote 34,912 37.32 −1.65
Liberal hold Swing +1.65


  1. ^ Goldstein, VIC, Virtual Tally Room 2016, Australian Electoral Commission.

External links

  • Division of Goldstein - Australian Electoral Commission

Coordinates: 37°56′02″S 145°01′23″E / 37.934°S 145.023°E / -37.934; 145.023

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