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Polwarth Medal

From all over Polwarth local heroes are dedicating their time to support the community. 


Do you know a local hero?  Nominate them today for the Polwarth Medal.


If you know someone who works tirelessly within our community to improve the lives of others, I want to know.


Every year,  I am proud to present the Polwarth Medal, an award that acknowledges the great work of a local hero in our community.


To nominate your local hero press on the link for a nomination form.

2017 Polwarth Medal Recipient Gwen Huggins

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About Polwarth

Polwarth  is a rural electorate located south-west of Melbourne. The large electorate covers 12,561 square kilometres and includes almost 48,000 constituents.

Polwarth has some of the most fertile dairying and pastoral areas in Victoria. Industries include timber and saw-milling, vegetable growing, artisan food producers, cattle, crop and sheep farming and breweries and distilleries. Local manufacturers of lamb and dairy export all over Australia and the world and bustling towns attract visitors to our region.  Local eateries abound and are keenly sought out by visiting gastronomes. 


Polwarth district is well known for its beautiful forests, waterfalls, beaches, volcanic plains, lakes and mountains as well as vibrant towns and walking and bicycle trails. 

Richard Riordan MP

Member For Polwarth

Introducing The Member For Polwarth

Richard Riordan MP

My vision for Polwarth is one of a strong community with sustainable and positive growth, inspired by the many entrepreneurs, farmers, educators and hardworking people of Polwarth.

I will work hard to support those who wish to make their home here and I am proud to have been given the opportunity to continue my family’s tradition of creating a strong future for Polwarth.

Polwarth is a rich and diverse region that stretches from the southern coastline, through the rainforests of the Otway’s, the verdant dairy country of the southwest and on to the immense volcanic plains of the western district that reach northwards towards the Great Dividing Range.

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Polwarth Connect

If you #LovePolwarth as much as I do, #ShareYourVision with me. 


This is not about politics,  so it doesn't matter whether you vote Liberal or Labor (or don't vote at all), Polwarth Connect is about working together to make our region even better.

We are many voices, but one community, so #ShareYourVision today and reach out through Polwarth Connect. 

Richard Riordan MP #polwarth #richardriordan


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The Plains


There is no electorate in Australia more diverse than Polwarth. 


Whether it be the Great Ocean Road, the Otway National Park, the endless acres of fertile pastures, or the tree change lifestyle of Bannockburn, Polwarth has its all. 

Learn more about what makes us all #LovePolwarth and click on a postcard below to learn more. 

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