Polwarth District is a rural electorate located south-west of Melbourne. The large electorate covers 12,561 square kilometers.
The District includes the center of the Western District, one of the most fertile dairying and pastoral areas in Victoria. Industries include the manufacture of cheese, butter and other dairy products, timber and saw milling, vegetable growing, cattle and sheep farming, and tourism.
Polwarth District has a number of natural features, such as the Otway Ranges, Lake Colac, Lake Corangamite, and well-known seaside resorts such as Apollo Bay, Lorne and Port Campbell.