About Daniela

I am honoured to serve as the State Member for Monbulk , a diverse electorate that encompasses almost all of the Dandenong Ranges and spans over 35 towns, each with their own unique history. From Ferntree Gully all the way east to Gembrook, I am dedicated to representing the interests of my community. As a life-long resident of the outer east, I’ve always felt at home amongst the beauty and heritage of our region.
Before entering Parliament, I worked in various roles, including as a businesswoman, teacher and union official.

As a former secondary teacher, I strongly believe that education is key to building a healthy and prosperous society. I am committed to ensuring that our local schools receive the resources and support they need to help every child reach their full potential.

After my time in teaching, I became a union official at the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA), where I worked to protect the rights of retail and fast food workers.
My next challenge was owning my own business. I have always been passionate about promoting sustainable practices to mitigate climate change, including supporting organic food production. I decided to put my beliefs into action and my husband Mike and I bought the local organic grocery. It gave me the opportunity to live my values and employ local residents. Small business is the largest employer in our state and I use my experiences as a small business owner every day as I work to represent the interests of our region.

In my role as the local Member, I am dedicated to ensuring that no one is left behind. I am committed to working tirelessly to ensure that everyone in our community has access to opportunities and support.

I am always out and about across the hills, listening to the voices of locals and working to protect and enhance this vibrant community of Monbulk.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to stop by my office at 1635 Burwood Hwy Belgrave or contact me via the contact me page.