Electoral district of Mildura

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VictoriaLegislative Assembly
VIC Mildura District 2014.png
Location of Mildura (dark green) in Victoria
MPAli Cupper
NamesakeTown of Mildura
Electors44,401 (2018)
Area35,702 km2 (13,784.6 sq mi)

Mildura is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Victoria and sits within the Northern Victoria electorate.[1] It is a 35,702 km² rural electorate in the far-north-west of the state, encompassing the regional towns of Hopetoun, Mildura, Ouyen, Red Cliffs and Robinvale. It is currently represented by independent Ali Cupper.

Mildura was first proclaimed in 1927 and was, for most of its history, a safe seat for the rural conservative Country Party, excluding two terms of Labor control from 1945 to 1947 and 1952–1955. In 1988, however, it became one of a number of rural seats to fall to the Liberal Party, with journalist Craig Bildstien winning the seat on Labor preferences. Bildstien held the seat for eight years before a surprise loss in 1996 to conservative independent Russell Savage. Savage was twice re-elected with large margins, but was a widely unexpected casualty of the 2006 election, losing his seat to the National Party's Peter Crisp in a landslide.

Crisp retained the seat in 2010 and 2014, only to be swept out in a shock defeat by Cupper, only the fourth time that the seat has not been held by a conservative party.

Towns within the district include: Birchip, Boundary Bend, Hopetoun, Irymple, Manangatang, Merbein, Mildura, Murrayville, Ouyen, Patchewollock, Piangil, Red Cliffs, Robinvale, Sea Lake, Walpeup, Woomelang and Wycheproof.

Members for Mildura[edit]

Member Party Term
  Albert Allnutt Country Progressive 1927–1930
  Country 1930–1945
  Independent 1945
  Louis Garlick Labor 1945–1947
  Nathaniel Barclay Country 1947–1952
  Alan Lind Labor 1952–1955
  Nathaniel Barclay Country 1955–1962
  Milton Whiting Country 1962–1975
  National Country 1975–1982
  National 1982–1988
  Craig Bildstien Liberal 1988–1996
  Russell Savage Independent 1996–2006
  Peter Crisp National 2006–2018
  Ali Cupper Independent 2018–present

Election results[edit]

2018 Victorian state election: Mildura[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Peter Crisp 14,654 39.39 −6.71
Independent Ali Cupper 12,180 32.74 +11.45
Labor Tony Alessi 6,404 17.21 +5.56
Independent Steven Timmis 2,555 6.87 +6.87
Greens Cathryn Milne 1,414 3.80 +1.96
Total formal votes 37,207 94.91 +1.96
Informal votes 1,996 5.09 −1.96
Turnout 39,203 88.29 −4.04
Two-party-preferred result
National Peter Crisp 20,692 55.61 −14.61
Labor Tony Alessi 16,515 44.39 +14.61
Two-candidate-preferred result
Independent Ali Cupper 18,730 50.34 +8.38
National Peter Crisp 18,477 49.66 −8.38
Independent gain from National Swing +8.38


  1. ^ "Parliament of Victoria". Parliament of Victoria – electorates. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  2. ^ State Election 2018: Mildura District, VEC.