|Michael Gidley was elected as the Member for Mount Waverley Electoral District in 2010 and re-elected in 2014. In 2015, Michael was appointed Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for cost of living, red tape reduction and business costs.One of four children, Michael has lived in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs all his life, and has lived in the Mount Waverley Electoral District for many years.
As a long-standing member of the community, Michael understands what Waverley needs. He is passionate about advocating for change that benefits the whole community.
Michael has always had a strong work ethic and a drive to ‘get things done’. While at school and university, Michael worked several part-time jobs, including as a pie seller at the MCG – not the toughest gig for a passionate footy supporter!
Alongside footy and part-time work, Michael completed a Bachelor of Commerce at Deakin University in Burwood (where he met his now-wife Megan). He then went on to study his Masters in Accounting at Monash University.
Before being elected to parliament, Michael worked as a tax accountant in the Waverley area, helping small and medium-sized businesses and individual taxpayers grow their businesses and improve their financial situations. His in-depth understanding of the regulatory and financial challenges facing SMEs and local residents is proving invaluable in his role as Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for cost of living, red tape reduction and business costs.
From 2010 to 2014, Michael also served on the Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee and chaired the Regulations Review sub-committee. During this time, Michael helped shape various regulations, minimising negative impacts on households or businesses.
When he’s not advocating for Waverley in parliament, you’ll find Michael, Megan and their sons Thomas & Patrick cheering on the local sporting teams or enjoying Waverley’s stunning walking trails.
Michael Gidley | State Member of Parliament for Mount Waverley Electoral District