Electoral district of Buninyong

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VictoriaLegislative Assembly
VIC Buninyong District 2014.png
Location of Buninyong (dark green) in Victoria
State Victoria
Created 2014
MP Geoff Howard
Party Labor
Electors 40,891 (2014)
Area 3,107 km2 (1,199.6 sq mi)
Demographic Regional City

The Electoral district of Buninyong is an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly in Australia. It was created in the redistribution of electoral boundaries in 2013, and came into effect at the 2014 state election.[1]

It largely covers the area of the abolished district of Ballarat East, covering south and southeast suburbs of Ballarat as well as the rural areas to the south and east of the city. It includes the suburbs of Eureka, Canadian, Sebastopol, Mount Clear, Buninyong and Golden Point. It also includes the rural towns between Linton, Corindhap, Lethbridge, Ballan and Bungaree.[2]

Buninyong was first contested at the 2014 election, and was won by the outgoing Labor MP for abolished Ballarat East, Geoff Howard.[3]


Member Party Term
  Geoff Howard Labor 2014–present

Election results

Victorian state election, 2014: Buninyong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Geoff Howard 15,984 43.5 +2.7
Liberal Ben Taylor 12,829 35.0 −7.5
Greens Tony Goodfellow 4,017 10.9 −0.4
National Sonia Smith 2,301 6.3 +5.5
Family First Keith Geyer 950 2.6 −0.7
Country Alliance James Keays 622 1.7 +0.6
Total formal votes 36,703 95.2 −0.1
Informal votes 1,852 4.8 +0.1
Turnout 38,555 94.3 +5.4
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Geoff Howard 20,697 56.4 +4.8
Liberal Ben Taylor 16,006 43.6 −4.8
Labor hold Swing +4.8


  1. ^ "Summary of Changes". Victorian Electoral Boundary Commission. Archived from the original on 17 October 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Map of Buninyong District". Victorian Electoral Boundaries Commission. 
  3. ^ "Buninyong - Victorian Election 2014". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 

External links

  • District profile from the Victorian Electoral Commission

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