Maybe it’s the hangover from Friday night’s shenanigans or not to be missed two-for-one coffees on offer in a funky artistic laneway but one thing is for sure, the city dwellers in Melbourne will struggle to go to polling booths this Saturday according to the odds from online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au.
The bookie has opened a market on which seat will have the lowest turnout at the State election and Melbourne is a clear $2.00 favourite in the market with Albert Park sporting a $3.00 chance.
Richmond ($3.50), Broadmeadows and Prahran (both $4.00), make up the only seats under double figures while Yan Yean residents are probably already lining up judging from their $201 outsider price.
Meanwhile, when the results start to roll in on Saturday night, there’s no separating Forest Hill and Bellarine in an expected tight race, as Sportsbet predicts either of those seats to take the longest to be officially declared, both at $5.00.
“People say Melbournians are too cool for school and this is the evidence we’ve been looking for. They stayed in bed back in 2010 and look likely to hit the snooze button again at this election,” sportsbet.com.au‘s Will Byrne said.
Seat with Lowest Turnout
$3.00 Albert Park
$19 Brunswick, Caulfield, St Albans
$21 Clarinda, Kororoit, Mildura, Northcote, Pascoe Vale, Preston
$26 Essendon, Frankston, Hawthorn, Williamstown
$34 Altona, Benambra, Box Hill, Brighton, Cranbourne, Ivanhoe, Kew, Keysborough, Malvern, Melton, Mulgrave, Nepean, Oakleigh, Shepparton, Tarneit, Thomastown
$41 Bendigo West, Eildon, Lara, Mill Park, Morwell, Sandringham
$51 Bentleigh, Bulleen, Bundoora, Buninyong, Burwood, Carrum, Euroa, Geelong, Hastings, Mordialloc, Mornington, Mount Waverley, Narracan, Narre Warren North, Narre Warren South, Niddrie, Ovens Valley, Sydenham, Wendouree
$67 Bayswater, Forest Hill, Gembrook, Gippsland East, Gippsland South, Monbulk, Murray Plains, Ripon, Rowville, Yuroke
$81 Bendigo East, Croydon, Eltham, Evelyn, Ferntree Gully, Macedon, Ringwood, South-West Coast, Sunbry, Werribee
$101 Bass, Bellarine, South Barwon, Warrandyte
$151 Lowan, Polwarth
$201 Yan Yean
Last seat to be declared
$5.00 Forest Hill
$6.00 Mordialloc, Monbulk
$7.00 Bentleigh, Frankston
$8.00 Carrum, Yan Yean
$10 Wendouree, Richmond
$12 Brunswick, Northcote, Eltham
$15 Albert Park, Cranbourne
$17 Buninyong, Ivanhoe, Macedon, Mulgrave, Bendigo West
$19 Bendigo East, Geelong, Prahran
$26 South Barwon, Burwood, Ringwood, Bayswater
$67 Mount Waverley, Gembrook, Box Hill, Hastings, Caulfield, Ferntree Gully, South-West Coast, Croydon, Bass, Evelyn, Rowville, Morwell, Euroa, Nepean, Polwarth, Brighton, Essendon, Niddrie, Narre Warren North, Oakleigh, Sunbury, Narre Warren South, Keysborough, Bundoora, Tarneit, Werribee, Sydenham, Altona, Clarinda, Williamstown, Mildura, Bulleen, Sandringham, Kew, Benambra, Narracan, Thomastown, Mornington, Hawthorn, Warrandyte, Ovens Valley, Malvern, Lowan, Gippsland South, Gippsland East, Shepparton, Murray Plains, Melton
$101 Lara, Dandenong, St Albans, Footscray, Yuroke, Mill Park, Kororoit, Pascoe Vale
$201 Broadmeadows, Preston
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