Cr Matt Tyler

Wetlands Ward Councillor


Cr Tyler was raised by his single mother who instilled strong values to lend a helping hand and stand up for what's right. That's why he has dedicated his professional life to making government work better - from his time at Harvard focused on child and family services, to his current role as an Executive Director at a large social service not-for-profit focused on preventing mental ill-health and family violence.

His work in this role involves partnering with many incredible community leaders – teachers, social workers, faith leaders and sports coaches. He has also worked with politicians and senior government bureaucrats on some of the biggest challenges facing our nation including addressing growing inequality, guiding Australia’s engagement with the Asia-Pacific region, empowering Indigenous Australians and facilitating a just transition in response to climate change.

Now, as part of the next generation, Cr Tyler want to bring his experience working across the private, public, academic and community sectors to make our community even better. Cr Tyler is dedicated to partnering with the community to drive our COVID recovery, deliver on the basics and ensure all parts of Hobsons Bay get their fair share. He is trained as an economist and is working to make sure every cent of the Council's budget is spent on the things that matter most.