Electoral district of Grant (Victorian Legislative Council)

For the lower house seat of the Victorian Legislative Assembly from 1877, see Electoral district of Grant.
District of Grant
VictoriaLegislative Council

Location in Victoria
State Victoria
Created 1851
Abolished 1856
Demographic Rural

The Electoral district of Grant was one of the sixteen electoral districts[1] of the original unicameral Victorian Legislative Council (Australia) of 1851 to 1856.

It was based on the County of Grant and was bound by the "Werribee River from its mouth to its source in the great dividing range ... Yarrowee River on the west and south-west ... Barwon River ... Salt Creek to the sea coast north of Point Roadknight on the south by the sea coast ... to the mouth of the Werribee River ..."[1] (Excluding the town of Geelong).

From 1856, the Parliament of Victoria consisted of two houses, the Victorian Legislative Council (upper house, consisting of Provinces) and the Victorian Legislative Assembly (lower house).[2]


One member initially, two from the expansion of the Council in 1853.[3]

Member 1Term
John Henry Mercer Nov. 1851 – Dec. 1852 Member 2Term
John Myles Dec. 1852[b] – Mar. 1856 William Haines Aug. 1853 – Dec. 1854[r]
Horatio Wills[4] Jan. 1855 – Mar. 1856


r = resigned
b = by-election

Haines, Myles and Wills all were later elected to the Electoral district of South Grant, part of the first Victorian Legislative Assembly in November 1856.[5]

See also


  1. 1 2 "Victorian Electoral Act" (PDF). New South Wales Government. Retrieved 21 May 2013.
  2. Sweetman, Edward (1920). Constitutional Development of Victoria, 1851-6. Whitcombe & Tombs Limited. p. 182. Retrieved 21 May 2013.
  3. Sweetman, p.108
  4. "Wills, Horatio Spencer Howe". re-member: a database of all Victorian MPs since 1851. Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 16 April 2013.
  5. "Re-Member (Former Members)". State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 21 May 2013.

Coordinates: 37°50′S 144°10′E / 37.833°S 144.167°E / -37.833; 144.167

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