Cr Misha Coleman

Councillor Misha Coleman

Cr Misha Coleman was re-elected to Council for a second term in October 2016 and is a representative of the Nicholls ward.  

She was first elected to Council as a representative of Melba Ward in October 2012. 

Cr Coleman joined Yarra Council following a career in international community development, which included 3 years at the Australian Embassy in Vietnam and for the past 4 years has been the Executive Officer of a refugee and asylum seeker organisation based in Fitzroy.

She is now working in indigenous and global health as the inaugural Executive Director of the Global Health Alliance Melbourne.

Cr Coleman was awarded the Australian Service Medal for peacekeeping work in Bougainville and in 2005, was awarded medals for her work in the agricultural and fishery sectors in Vietnam.

Cr Coleman is a Board Member on the Yarra Energy Foundation and she is committed to ensuring that local government plays a leadership role in tackling dangerous global warming in Australia.

Cr Coleman has a Masters Degree in Environmental Law, post-graduate qualifications in international development, monitoring and evaluation and she is a qualified Company Director.  She was formerly a midwife and worked as a community health nurse in many remote indigenous communities in Australia, and in black townships in South Africa under apartheid.

Cr Coleman has been a member of the Greens Party since the mid-1990’s and is hoping to hear from you.  

She can be contacted on 0428 509 943, 9205 5055 or at

Below is a map which shows the area Cr Coleman represents:

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Further information
Barbara Higgins
Coordinator, Mayor and Councillors' Office 
9205 5055

c/o PO Box 168 Richmond 3121
Fax (03) 8417 6666

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