Electoral district of Portland (Victorian Legislative Council)

For the lower house seat of Portland in the Victorian Legislative Assembly, see Electoral district of Portland.
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Boundary in 1851
State Victoria
Created 1851
Abolished 1856
Namesake Town of Portland
Demographic Urbanised Rural

The Electoral district of Portland (also known as Town of Portland) was a former electorate of the Victorian Legislative Council (Australia).[1]

From 1851 to 1856, this was a district of the unicameral Victorian Legislative Council; initially with one member and two from the enlarged council of 1853.[2] It centred on the town of Portland, Victoria.

In 1856 the Electoral district of Portland (an electorate of the Victorian Legislative Assembly) was created.[2]


Two members from 1853.

Member 1 Term
Thomas Wilkinson Nov. 1851 – Mar. 1856[1] Member 2 Term
James Henty Aug. 1853 – Mar. 1856[1]


  1. 1 2 3 "Re-Member (Former Members)". State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 29 October 2012.
  2. 1 2 Edward Sweetman (1920). Constitutional Development of Victoria, 1851-6. Whitcombe & Tombs Limited. p. 182. Retrieved 24 October 2012.

Coordinates: 38°20′S 141°36′E / 38.333°S 141.600°E / -38.333; 141.600

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