Koonung Province

VictoriaLegislative Council
State Victoria
Created 1992
Abolished 2006
Area 134 km2 (51.7 sq mi)
Demographic Metropolitan

Koonung Province was an electorate of the Victorian Legislative Council.[1] It existed as a two-member electorate from 1992 to 2006, with members serving alternating eight-year terms. It replaced the abolished Boronia Province. It was a safe seat for the Liberal Party of Australia for most of its history, but was won by Australian Labor Party candidate Helen Buckingham in Labor's landslide victory at the 2002 state election. The electorate was abolished from the 2006 state election in the wake of the Bracks Labor government's reform of the Legislative Council.

It was located in the outer east of Melbourne. In 2002, when it was last contested, it covered an area of 134 km2 and included the suburbs of Blackburn, Boronia, Ferntree Gully, Mitcham, Nunawading, Rowville, Scoresby, Vermont and Wheelers Hill.

Members for Koonung Province

Member 1 Party Term
Bruce Atkinson Liberal 1992–2006 Member 2 Party Term
Gerald Ashman Liberal 1996–2002
Helen Buckingham Labor 2002–2006


  1. "Re-Member (Former Members)". State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 25 May 2014.

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