Electoral district of Avoca (Victorian Legislative Council)

For the lower house seat in the Victorian Legislative Assembly 1856–1889, see Electoral district of Avoca.
VictoriaLegislative Council
State Victoria
Created 1855
Abolished 1856
Namesake Town of Avoca, Victoria
Demographic Rural

The Electoral district of Avoca was an electoral district of the old unicameral Victorian Legislative Council of 1851 to 1856. Victoria being a colony in Australia at the time. Avoca was added to the Council in 1855, along with four other districts.[1]

Coordinates: 37°05′S 143°30′E / 37.083°S 143.500°E / -37.083; 143.500

The Electoral district of Avoca's area included the parishes of Amherst, Carisbrook, Maryborough, Avoca, Tarnagulla, and Burrembeep.[1]

Avoca was abolished along with all the other districts in the Legislative Council in 1856 as part of the new Parliament of Victoria. New Provinces were created that made up the Legislative Council, which was the upper house from 1856.[2]


Member Term
Duncan Longden[3] Nov 1855 – Mar 1856


  1. 1 2 "An Act to further alter "The Victoria Electoral Act of 1851" and to increase the Number of Members of the Legislative Council of Victoria." (PDF). Australasian Legal Information Institute. Retrieved 18 May 2013.
  2. Sweetman, Edward (1920). Constitutional Development of Victoria, 1851-6. Whitcombe & Tombs Limited. p. 182. Retrieved 18 May 2013.
  3. "Re-Member (Former Members)". State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 18 May 2013.

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