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.


Office of Lidia Thorpe

4/404-414 High Street, Northcote, VIC 3070

(03) 9481 5777


Aboriginal Justice

Consumer Affairs

Skills and Training


Mental Health

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We are the only Commonwealth nation in the world that does not have a treaty with its First Peoples. It‘s time for of Victoria to lead to lead the way.

Advancing the Treaty with Aboriginal Victorians

Lidia Thorpe - Speech in Parliament I would like to begin my speech on advancing the treaty process by acknowledging the Traditional Owners of the land on wh…

Save our Sacred Gum Trees

Lidia Thorpe - Speech in Parliament: My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Roads and Road Safety, and the action I seek from the minister is that he imm…

We must close the gap in Aboriginal incarceration and death

Lidia Thorpe - Speech in Parliament: This Sunday a community smoking ceremony will be held in Northcote for Raymond Noel Lindsay Thomas. He died in a police car…

Poor Process Deepens in the Public Housing Sell-Off

Lidia Thorpe - Speech in Parliament: My constituency question is for the Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing. Is the Department of Health and Human…