Before entering the Victorian parliament, Darren served as a Councillor for the City of Ballarat and was the Federal Member for Corangamite from 2007 to 2013.
Darren has always placed importance on strengthening and supporting his local community. His inspiration to run for parliament derived from the lack of equitable work and pay conditions for hardworking Victorians.
His priorities for South Barwon and his constituents are to deliver key infrastructure across the electorate, from education to workplace conditions to safer roads. Ensuring that South Barwon continues to be a great place to live, work and raise a family.
Darren’s vision for Victoria’s future is equitable working conditions and access to remarkable public education for Victorians of all ages.
The area of public policy Darren is most passionate about is secure and safe road infrastructure. Darren believes that by upgrading and maintaining Victorian roads Victorians will enjoy safer and more efficient commutes.
Parliamentary Secretary for Education since October 2023
Parliamentary Secretary for Community Sport August 2023 - October 2023
Parliamentary Secretary for the Commonwealth Games June 2022 - August 2023
Government Whip in the Legislative Assembly August 2020 - August 2022
Member, Legislative Assembly Standing Orders Committee June 2021 - November 2022
Member, Legislative Assembly Environment and Planning Committee March 2019 - November 2020
Leaflet map showing the electorate of South Barwon.
Other members for this area
Each district is a part of a region, which has five members.