Silvan Province

VictoriaLegislative Council
State Victoria
Created 1992
Abolished 2006
Area 355 km2 (137.1 sq mi)
Demographic Metropolitan

Silvan Province was an electorate of the Victorian Legislative Council. It existed as a two-member electorate from 1992 to 2006, with members holding alternating eight-year terms. It was considered a safe seat for the Liberal Party of Australia for much of its history, but was a surprise gain for the Australian Labor Party in the party's landslide victory at the 2002 state election. The electorate saw some controversy in its final term when both its members, Labor MLC Carolyn Hirsh and Liberal MLC Andrew Olexander were expelled from their respective parties for drink-driving offences. 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 355 km2 and included the suburbs of Bayswater, Belgrave, Boronia, Croydon, Monbulk, Ringwood, Upwey, Wantirna and Warrandyte.

Members for Silvan Province

Member 1PartyTerm
  Rosemary Varty Liberal 1992–1999 Member 2PartyTerm
  Andrew Olexander Liberal / Indep. 1999–2006   Wendy Smith Liberal 1996–2002
  Carolyn Hirsh Labor / Indep. 2002–2006

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