Lidia Thorpe | Australian Greens

Lidia Thorpe

MLA for Northcote

Lidia Thorpe is a Gunnai-Gunditjmara woman, living on Wurundjeri Country in South Preston in Melbourne’s north.

She’s a community worker, mother and Managing Director of a sustainable housing and renewable energy business.

After leaving school at 14 and furthering her education at Preston and Epping TAFEs, Lidia has become a public education advocate and sits on the Smith Family’s National Advisory Board. She was also the Chair of the Victorian NAIDOC Committee.

Lidia received the Fellowship for Indigenous Leadership Award in 2008 and was appointed to the Bairnsdale Regional Health Board and the Lake Tyers Aboriginal Trust managing the training centre. And as an environmentalist, Lidia led a successful campaign against the eastern gas pipeline to save Nowa Nowa Gorge in East Gippsland.

Latest News


Today the Victorian Greens are releasing ten guiding principles to help shape the state’s Treaty process, centred on the importance of a Clan-based approach, and launching a Treaty campaign in response to the introduction of the Government’s ‘Advancing the Treaty Process with Aboriginal Victorians Bill 2018’ in parliament.

The Greens will stand with Clan Elders and the Victorian Traditional Owners Land Justice Group to announce the formation of the Clan Elders Council on Treaty.

Latest Speeches

Thu, 29/03/2018 - 12:15pm

Lidia Thorpe - Question in Parliament: My constituency question is for the Minister for Families and Children regarding child-care shortages. In my electorate of Northcote many families have approached me regarding the shortage of child-care places in the local area.