REGION - The Coalition's grip on the electorate of Wannon will be tested, but it is unlikely to fall to any of the other parties who have put forward a candidate to sell their cases for change.
Incumbent Dan Tehan holds the seat, that has been in his party's hands for almost 60 years with a margin of 5.7 per cent following the redistribution of electoral boundaries.
Betting agency Sportsbet has the coalition at $1.01 to reclaim the seat, with Labor the greatest threat at $17.00, followed by Palmer's United Party at $26.00. All of the other candidates are at the very long odds of $51.00.
In the lead up to the election Mr Tehan told voters he had a plan and if chosen to serve for another three years he would be working to achieve more federal funding for local roads, easing cost of living pressures by scrapping the carbon tax, ensuring better health services for local communities, creating jobs in agriculture, manufacturing and small business and improving broadband and mobile telecommunications.
Labor's Michael Barling, who is a teacher by profession made education and jobs the focus of his campaign. Mr Barling said giving country children the skills and qualifications to remain in the country was crucial.
He said as a safe seat, the people of Wannon had been taken for granted for too long and that vital infrastructure including roads and schools had been left to suffer as a result.
The Australian Christians' Therese Corbett will sit at the top of the ballot paper and will probably benefit from what is known as the 'donkey vote'.
As the only female candidate, the Lake Bolac local wants closer analysis of foreign ownership and to up hold three core values - freedom, faith and family.
The Sex Party's Chris Johnson contests the seat in stark contrast to Ms Corbett as he stands for gay marriage, voluntary euthanasia, legalising marijuana use and taxes on church institutions, excluding charities.
It is the first time the Sex Party will contest the seat of Wannon, but Mr Johnson believes it is time socially progressive people in the electorate had someone that represented their now widely held views.
As the youngest candidate, The Greens' Tim Emanuelle was confident people now consider the Greens as a real alternative to the traditional parties.
He believes going to the dentist should be like going to the doctor and said the Greens would continue to invest in forms of renewable energy which have already greatly benefited the people of Wannon.
Volunteer youth worker, Craig Haberfield said after working in the industry for many years he wants to see greater support for carers and opportunities for people with a disability.
He said carers in rural areas were at a disadvantage when it came to accessing specialist services due to distance and that he wanted to change that.
Clive Palmer's United Party candidate Bradley Ferguson lives in Queensland, but has assured voters if elected, he will relocate to Victoria.
Mr Ferguson said the party has some great initiatives for small business including tax reform and a proposed increase to the aged pension.
Polling booths will be open between 8am and 6pm.