Northern Victoria is a diverse, largely rural region stretching from the Murray River in the north to the metropolitan fringe in the south, from the South Australian border in the west to the upper Murray in the east.
Northern Victoria is the largest electoral region in Victoria, covering just over 100,000 square kilometres.
The lower house districts that make up the region are Benambra, Bendigo East, Bendigo West, Eildon, Euroa, Macedon, Mildura, Murray Plains, Ovens Valley, Shepparton and Yan Yean.
There are almost half a million electors in the Northern Victoria Region.
The region contains some of the most productive agricultural land in the state and is home to the Foodbowl, which services not just Australia but also international food markets.
Primary industries are the major economic and employment drivers in the region, most notably agriculture, horticulture and viticulture. It is home to the Goulburn Murray Irrigation District, the largest irrigation system in Victoria.
Northern Victoria contains some of the state’s most picturesque and historically-significant scenery, landmarks and townships, including the central goldfields, Murray and Goulburn river regions, historic Port of Echuca, Hanging Rock, several significant national parks and most of Victoria’s ski fields.
Five of the ten largest regional cities in Victoria – Bendigo, Shepparton, Wodonga, Wangaratta and Mildura – fall in the region’s boundaries.
The region is known for hosting significant state, national and international sporting events and is home to many regional art, culture, food and tourism localities.