Greg Barber

Former member of the Legislative Council (2006–2017)

Greg Barber was elected to Yarra City Council in 2002, becoming Australia’s first Green mayor the following year. In 2006 he was elected to the Victorian parliament representing the Northern Metropolitan region, and again in 2010 when he was endorsed within the party room as the parliamentary leader of the Victorian Greens.

During his time in state parliament, Greg immersed himself in the complexities of urban planning and transport matters. In 2009 he instigated an inquiry into the failure of train services in rural and metropolitan Melbourne and supported the Inquiry into Government Decision Making, Consultation and Approval Processes (also known as the Windsor Inquiry). 

Greg also drafted the People Plan with input from transport experts, both local and international, and fought to introduce anti-corruption legislation to parliament. 

Greg has a Masters in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science. He resigned from parliament in 2017.

Greg Barber headshot