Some of the worst results corresponded with the electorates of federal MPs who helped bring the party to its present state by backing Peter Dutton's bid for the leadership.
Canberra and Queensland tend to get most of the political headlines these days, but there's been a bit more attention this week on Victoria, and not in a good way for Liberal premier Ted Baillieu.
An exclusive $500-a-head fundraiser for failed Victorian Labor MP Nathan Murphy could end up in the courts after a borrowed apartment used for the shindig was trashed, male and female underwear was dumped on the floor and a $700 coat went missing from the premises.
Despite some satisfaction in Victorian ALP Left circles, Saturday's result has refocused the right's attention on its divided status, with one peacemaker reporting that the "language change had been extraordinary" and that the state branch was now bracing for a "monumental sh-tfight".
The Victorian Labor Party is preparing for a smooth and uncontroversial leadership transition, with the party's Socialist Left faction now in a commanding position to install health minister Daniel Andrews after it lost just one MP on Saturday night.
The Herald Sun has been caught red-handed trying to entrap Victorian MPs in an unethical and possibly illegal sting operation just days before the state election.
Leading Melbourne QC Julian Burnside has thrown his weight behind endangered ALP housing minister Dick Wynne just weeks after calling the Labor party a "disgrace" and branding Wynne's factional colleague Bronwyn Pike a hypocrite.
The Liberal Party's beleaguered 21-year-old candidate for Melton, Braidy Kean, is embroiled in another controversy surrounding his membership of progressive metal band Ill Omen, after a YouTube video arose featuring his bandmates engaging in an homophobic rant referencing n-crophilia.
Hunting and fishing aficionados the Country Alliance will preference the Labor Party in 10 lower house seats in exchange for Labor preferences in the upper house regions of Northern and Eastern Victoria.