Richard Riordan MP
Shadow Assistant Minister for Regional Victoria
Shadow Assistant Minister for Agriculture
Member for Polwarth
Polwarth District is a rural electorate located south-west of Melbourne. The large electorate covers 12,561 square kilometres.
The District includes the centre 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 sawmilling, 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.
Towns that form the region of Polwarth include Aireys Inlet, Anglesea, Apollo Bay, Bannockburn, Barwon Downs, Beeac, Beech Forest, Birregurra, Camperdown, Cobden, Colac, Coragulac, Cressy, Deans Marsh, Derrinallum, Forrest, Inverleigh, Lismore, Lorne, Mortlake, Noorat, Peterborough, Pirron Yallock, Port Campbell, Rokewood, Simpson, Skipton, Terang, Timboon, Winchelsea and Wye River.
According to the 2016 Census, the population of the Polwarth electorate is 59,969 with a median age of 44 years. There are 33,428 dwellings in the region with a median weekly income of $1157.00.