About Brighton

The Brighton electorate is home to more than 62,000 people. Brighton is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Victorian Parliament.

Situated along the coastline of Port Phillip Bay, Brighton covers an area of 19 square kilometres, including the suburbs of Brighton and Elwood. It also includes parts of Brighton East and Hampton.

Bordering Small Street in Hampton, Nepean Highway and Thomas Street in Brighton East, and Dickens Street in Elwood, every inch of the electorate is special.

Brighton features some of Melbourne’s most loved sites, including: the colourful Brighton Beach bathing boxes; Melbourne’s best beaches along Hampton, Brighton and Elwood; and the iconic shopping strips of Hampton Street, Church Street and Ormond Esplanade.

The electorate is mainly located within Bayside City Council; however, it also represents a portion of the Port Phillip City Council area.

Brighton is one of only three electorates in the Victorian Parliament to have existed continuously since 1856. Of the three, it is the only conservative held electorate.

Brighton has a rich history in its electoral representatives, which include former Deputy Liberal Party Leaders Louise Asher and Alan Stockdale, as well as the colourful former Victorian Premier Sir Thomas Bent.

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