Councillor Mi-Lin Chen Yi Mei

 Councillor Mi-Lin Chen Yi Mei

Cr Chen Yi Mei was elected in October 2016 and is a representative of the Melba ward. She was elected as Yarra’s Deputy Mayor for 2019/20. 

Cr Chen Yi Mei is a young professional, currently employed as a lawyer at the County Court of Victoria. She has Bachelor degrees in Laws and Arts and was admitted to the legal profession in 2014.


Cr Chen Yi Mei can be contacted on 9205 5055 or 0427 150 407 or email

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Passionate about social justice

Cr Chen Yi Mei is passionate about social justice and is a member of the Australian Labor Party. She believes a strong community is one where everyone is made to feel like they belong. Her keen interest in planning and environment law encouraged her to run for council and she is proud to represent the Melba Ward as a local Richmond resident.

Wide range of interests

Cr Chen Yi Mei enjoys a wide range of interests including walking, travel, cooking, netball, pilates and music. She was born in Australia to Chinese parents and is proud of her Asian heritage.




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