Electoral district of Nepean

Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch) Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division) Chris Brayne

VictoriaLegislative Assembly
VIC Nepean District 2014.png
Location of Nepean (dark green) in Victoria
MPChris Brayne
PartyLabor Party
Electors49,653 (2018)
Area389 km2 (150.2 sq mi)
DemographicMixed rural and urban

The electoral district of Nepean is an electorate of the Victorian Legislative Assembly covering the southernmost part of the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia. It is named after Point Nepean which is contained within the electorate.

The seat was created prior to the 2002 Victorian state election as a replacement for Dromana. Like its predecessor, historically it had been a relatively safe seat for the Liberal Party, although Labor came within 0.2% of winning it in 2002. In 2018, however, it was swept up in the massive Labor wave that swept through eastern Melbourne, with Chris Brayne unseating longtime Liberal incumbent and former minister Martin Dixon. Brayne is only the second Labor member ever to win the seat in either of its incarnations.

The seat has the oldest median age of any electorate in the state.[1]

Members for Nepean

Member Party Term
  Martin Dixon Liberal 2002–2018
  Chris Brayne Labor 2018–present

Election results

2018 Victorian state election: Nepean[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Russell Joseph 18,570 43.95 −9.38
Labor Chris Brayne 15,835 37.47 +6.33
Greens Paul Saunders 5,080 12.02 +0.18
Independent Simon Mulvany 1,776 4.20 +4.20
Independent Rodger Gully 996 2.36 +2.36
Total formal votes 42,257 94.73 −0.31
Informal votes 2,353 5.27 +0.31
Turnout 44,610 89.84 −2.85
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Chris Brayne 21,512 50.91 +8.54
Liberal Russell Joseph 20,745 49.09 −8.54
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +8.54


  1. ^ "2016 Census QuickStats: Nepean (Eastern Victoria)". www.censusdata.abs.gov.au. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  2. ^ State Election 2018: Nepean District, VEC.