The electorate of Goldstein encompasses the bayside suburbs of Melbourne’s south east including Beaumaris, Blackrock, Bentleigh, Brighton, Caulfield South, Gardenvale, McKinnon, Hampton, Sandringham and parts of Elsternwick, Glenhuntly, Ormond, Highett, and Cheltenham.
Our community is well served by public parks, walking tracks and public transport that people highly value, as well as excellent public and private schools, and plenty of strip shopping precincts and public amenities which give Goldstein its community village feel.
Goldstein is a thriving economic community of influential small and large business leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals across professional and creative services, science and R&D, manufacturing, digital and technology, health, education, hospitality, media, sport, the arts, real estate, and retail. Goldstein’s community is ready to embrace the immense business and job opportunities that a renewable climate economy presents.
Issues that matter to the Goldstein Community
Goldstein is one of the most socially progressive, climate aware, business savvy and well-educated electorates in Australia with the overwhelming majority wanting urgent action on climate change, workable climate and economic policies to transform our economy and safeguard our future, integrity in politics, real equality, health, affordable housing and building strong resilient communities.
The division is named after Vida Goldstein, a ground-breaking and internationally renowned woman and parliamentary independent candidate who contested five separate elections in the first two decades after Federation.
Goldstein became an electorate in 1984 after a seat redistribution and Ian Macphee became our first sitting member as a Liberal party MP and minister in the Fraser Government. Read Ian Macphee’s statement of support for Zoe here.