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Our diverse electorate incorporates parts of Geelong and Golden Plains, the Otways, Bellarine Peninsula, Surf Coast and towns along the Great Ocean Road.

Corangamite was one of the original 75 seats in the first House of Representatives in 1901 and has a population of about 140,000 people.

Corangamite comes from the word koraiyn which means “bitter or salty” in the Colijon language. The electorate has two main First Nations peoples today – the Wadawarrung in the east and the Eastern Marr nation in the west of the seat.

Corangamite is a large electorate of just over 5,000 square kilometres. It contains four distinct areas – the Colac Otways region, Surf Coast, Bellarine Peninsula and Golden Plains.

The economy is diverse, ranging from agriculture, fishing and livestock to wineries, tourism, light manufacturing and service industries.

Corangamite has many opportunities and is attractive for families who want to enjoy a semi-rural environment, live near the beaches and enjoy the lifestyle.