Heidi Victoria

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The Honourable
Heidi Victoria
Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
for Bayswater
Assumed office
25 November 2006
Preceded by Peter Lockwood
Personal details
Born (1967-10-12) 12 October 1967 (age 47)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Children 1[1]
Alma mater Phillip Institute of Technology
Occupation Photographer
Website heidivictoria.com.au

Heidi Victoria (born 12 October 1967) is a member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly representing Bayswater for the Liberal Party of Australia.

Early life[edit]

Victoria was born in Melbourne, Victoria to an Austrian father and a New Zealand mother.[2] She completed her HSC in 1984, and went on to complete her BA in Fine Art Photography in 1988 at the Phillip Institute of Technology (now part of RMIT University).[1] Prior to her election, Victoria owned and operated her own photography business,[1] specialising in portraits and event photography.[3]

Political career[edit]

Within the Liberal Party, Victoria has served as Branch President, Vice-President and Secretary; State and Federal electorate council delegate; fundraiser; branch development officer; and State council and Federal conference delegate.[1][4] She was elected to the seat of Bayswater at the November 2006 election.[1] In November 2009, she was named Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Arts, following her strong involvement in the campaign to prevent the proposed changes to the Victorian College of the Arts.[citation needed]

After Ted Baillieu resigned as Premier in March 2013, Victoria was given the ministerial portfolios of Arts, Women's Affairs and Consumer Affairs within the Denis Napthine cabinet.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Victoria, Heidi". re-member. Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 2011-12-19. 
  2. ^ Tomazin, Farrah (31 March 2013). "'Elusive' minister here all the time - and ready to talk". The Age (Fairfax Media). Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Green, Antony. "Election Guide: Bayswater". Victorian State Election 2014 (ABC News). Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  4. ^ Victoria, Heidi - Australian Women Biographical entry
  5. ^ New ministers sworn in after reshuffle

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Victorian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Peter Lockwood
Member for Bayswater
Political offices
Preceded by
Denis Napthine
Minister for the Arts
Succeeded by
Martin Pakula
as Minister for Creative Industries
Preceded by
Michael O'Brien
Minister for Consumer Affairs
Succeeded by
Jane Garrett
Preceded by
Mary Wooldridge
Minister for Women's Affairs
Succeeded by
Fiona Richardson
as Minister for Women