Councillor Misha Coleman

Councillor Misha Coleman 

Contact Cr Misha Coleman

Cr Misha Coleman can be contacted on 0428 509 943, 9205 5055 or at

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

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

Cr Coleman was elected as Deputy Mayor for 2017/18.

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.

Awarded Australian Service Medal

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.

Board Member

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.

For more information, call Yarra City Council on 9205 5555 or email