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I am proud to have represented the people of the Ovens Valley since 2014 and been your local MP since 2010 in the Victorian Parliament. It is an honour and a privilege to hear your stories and help advocate for the many wonderful communities we have in the Ovens Valley.

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Tim's Story

Tim was born and raised on a dairy farm in West Gippsland. He has a long association with small regional communities, playing football for Catani and tennis for Yannathan. After completing year 12 at Caulfield Grammar School Tim worked in various vocations including interstate truck driving, the mining sector, and real estate.

In 1987 Tim and his wife Glenys moved to Cobram and in a family partnership milked in excess of 1100 Friesian dairy cows.

Tim has been involved in various community groups. He was president of Cobram-Barooga Apex Club and chair of the Peaches n Cream Festival at Cobram.

Tim worked tirelessly for the United Dairy Farmers of Victoria, advocating for Northern Victorian dairy farmers and was also heavily involved in assisting farmers during the 1993 floods and pasture renovation.

Tim entered the Victorian Parliament in 2010 as the Member for Murray Valley. He cites the rebuilding of the Numurkah Hospital after the devastating floods that ruined the old hospital as one of the most important decisions made during the term of the Coalition government.

Following a redistribution of electoral boundaries in 2014, Tim became the Member for Ovens Valley - which he continues to be to this day. The main communities in Ovens Valley are Cobram, Yarrawonga, Wangaratta, Myrtleford, Bright, and after the 2022 election, Mount Beauty.

Tim has served as a board member of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation and remains passionate about ensuring problem gamblers are able to get the support they need.

He is a strong supporter of the Hawthorn Football Club but you will find Tim at many and varied sports events.

Making rural and regional communities a better place to live is the reason Tim enjoys public life.


Tim and Glenys have four adult children and several grandchildren.

Key Roles


2014 - Present

2022 - Present

2022 - Present

Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly for Ovens Valley

Shadow Minister for Water

Shadow Minister for Consumer Affairs


2010 - 2014


2015 - 2016


2016 - 2018

2016 - 2018

2016 - 2018



Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly for Murray Valley

Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism and Trade

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Country Schools & Recreation Policy

Shadow Minister for Regional Development

Shadow Minister for Veterans

Shadow Minister for Sport

Shadow Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation

Shadow Assistant Minister for Regional Health

Shadow Assistant Minister for Ambulance Services

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