Councillor Claudia Nguyen



Claudia is a Councillor for the Melba Ward and is excited to achieve the best outcomes for the residents in her ward. Claudia was born and raised in Yarra. Her parents were refugees from Vietnam and called the Richmond public housing estates home.

After graduating from Melbourne University with a Master of Engineering, Claudia worked as a consultant in the private industry. She then shifted to the public sector where she currently holds a Senior Policy role.

Claudia is passionate about giving back; she is:

  • an Executive with the Vietnamese Community in Australia – Victorian Chapter
  • Secretary of the Melbourne University Women’s Football Club, and;
  • Advisor to the youth led Dual Identity Leadership Program.

Claudia applies her community advocacy, leadership, and policy experience to deliver sustainable outcomes for the Yarra community. She wants to ensure that Council responds to the needs of young people and those who most need our support.


Cr Nguyen can be contacted on 9205 5055 or 0409 779 630 or email

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