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Division of Goldstein

Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Goldstein in Victoria, as of the 2022 federal election
MPZoe Daniel
NamesakeVida Goldstein
Electors109,773 (2022)
Area51 km2 (19.7 sq mi)
DemographicInner metropolitan

The Division of Goldstein (/ɡldstn/) is an Australian Electoral Division in Victoria. The division was created in 1984, when the former Division of Balaclava was abolished. It is located in the bayside suburbs of Melbourne, including Beaumaris, Bentleigh, Brighton, Caulfield South, Cheltenham (part), Glen Huntly (part), Elsternwick (part), Ormond (part), Gardenvale and Sandringham.


Since 1984, federal electoral division boundaries in Australia have been determined at redistributions by a redistribution committee appointed by the Australian Electoral Commission. Redistributions occur for the boundaries of divisions in a particular state, and they occur every seven years, or sooner if a state's representation entitlement changes or when divisions of a state are malapportioned.[1]


Vida Goldstein, the division's namesake

The division is named after Vida Goldstein, an early parliamentary candidate who contested five separate elections within the first two decades after Federation. It had historically been a safe seat for the Liberal Party; it and its predecessor seat of Balaclava has always gone to the Liberals and its predecessors. When combined, the seat is one of very few that has never been held by the Labor Party at any point since 1901.

Its most prominent members include Ian Macphee, a minister under Malcolm Fraser and prominent Liberal moderate; and Andrew Robb, a former federal director of the Liberal Party who served as a minister under John Howard, Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull.


Image Member Party Term Notes
  Ian Macphee
Liberal 1 December 1984
19 February 1990
Previously held the Division of Balaclava. Lost preselection. Failed to win pre-selection for the Division of Deakin. Retired
  David Kemp
24 March 1990
31 August 2004
Served as minister under Howard. Retired
  Andrew Robb
9 October 2004
9 May 2016
Served as minister under Howard, Abbott and Turnbull. Retired
  Tim Wilson
2 July 2016
21 May 2022
Lost seat
  Zoe Daniel
Independent 21 May 2022

Election results

2022 Australian federal election: Goldstein[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Tim Wilson 39,607 40.38 −12.29
Independent Zoe Daniel 33,815 34.47 +34.47
Labor Martyn Abbott 10,799 11.01 −17.30
Greens Alana Galli-McRostie 7,683 7.83 −6.21
Liberal Democrats David Segal 2,072 2.11 +2.11
United Australia Catherine Reynolds 1,840 1.88 −0.08
One Nation Lisa Stark 1,239 1.26 +1.26
Justice Ellie Sullivan 589 0.60 +0.60
Sustainable Australia Brandon Hoult 443 0.45 −1.21
Total formal votes 98,087 96.57 −1.22
Informal votes 3,487 3.43 +1.22
Turnout 101,574 92.65 −1.07
Notional two-party-preferred count
Liberal Tim Wilson 53,750 54.80 −2.99
Labor Martyn Abbott 44,337 45.20 +2.99
Two-candidate-preferred result
Independent Zoe Daniel 51,861 52.87 +52.87
Liberal Tim Wilson 46,226 47.13 −10.66
Independent gain from Liberal  
Graphs are unavailable due to technical issues. There is more info on Phabricator and on
Primary vote results in Goldstein (Parties that did not get 5% of the vote are omitted)
  Australian Democrats
Graphs are unavailable due to technical issues. There is more info on Phabricator and on
Two-candidate-preferred results in Goldstein


  1. ^ Muller, Damon (14 November 2017). "The process of federal redistributions: a quick guide". Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  2. ^ Goldstein, VIC, 2022 Tally Room, Australian Electoral Commission.

37°56′02″S 145°01′23″E / 37.934°S 145.023°E / -37.934; 145.023

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