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State and federal representation

State representation

Legislative Assembly

The Legislative Assembly (lower house of the Parliament of Victoria) is the house of responsible government and consists of 88 members elected for 4-year terms. Bayside City Council consists of the state electoral districts of:

  • Bentleigh including parts of Hampton East.
  • Brighton including the suburbs of Brighton, and parts of Brighton East and Hampton.
  • Sandringham including the suburbs of Beaumaris, Black Rock and Sandringham, and parts of Cheltenham, Hampton and Highett. 

Legislative Council 

The Legislative Council (upper house of the Parliament of Victoria) is the house of review and contains 40 members, elected from 8 multi-member electorates known as regions. Bayside City Council is within the Southern Metropolitan Region.


Federal representation

The House of Representatives is the lower house of the Parliament of Australia, the upper house being the Senate. Bayside is located within the federal electoral division of Goldstein.


State Members of Parliament

Legislative Assembly (Lower House)

Bentleigh - Mr Nick Staikos MLA

Brighton - Mr James Newbury MP

Sandringham - Mr Brad Rowswell MP

Legislative Council (Upper House) 

Southern Metropolitan Region

Ms Georgie Crozier MLC

The Hon. David Davis MLC 

Mr Clifford Hayes MLC

Ms Nina Taylor MLC

Mr Enver Erdogan MLC

Federal Member of Parliament

Goldstein - Mr Tim Wilson MP