Heidi Victoria was elected to Victoria’s State Parliament in 2006, to represent the people of Bayswater District in the Legislative Assembly.
In November 2009, Heidi was made Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Arts, and in November 2010, she was given the honour of becoming Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier, and Assisting the Premier with the Arts in the Baillieu led Coalition government.
In March 2013, Heidi advanced into the Natpthine Coalition Cabinet as the Minister for the Arts, Minister for Women’s Affairs and Minister for Consumer Affairs.
Heidi has been involved in community work for over 30 years, starting with what was then the Spastic Society (now known as Scope). Heidi then went on to spend time with the Make-A-Wish foundation, where she was the Melbourne President and a National Board Director. More recently, she has served on the Australian board of the National Council of Women as a Company Secretary. All of these were honorary, unpaid positions.
Even with her busy life, which includes being a mum to an active daughter, Heidi’s willingness to assist the not-for-profit sector continues today, where she often does many hours of unpaid work in the Bayswater community.
As a person passionate about fighting injustice, Heidi’s move into politics was a logical one.