Federal Government Issues

As your local representative in the Australian Parliament, I am available to to help with information and advice about anything involving Federal Government. Federal Government issues include, but aren't limited to:

  • Centrelink payments (including JobSeeker or Pensions)
  • The NBN
  • Immigration
  • The Australian Tax Office (ATO)
  • Medicare
  • The Australian Election Commission (AEC)

If you need information or advice with any federal issues then please get in contact with me by calling 03 9545 6211 or emailing [email protected] 

Flag Requests

My office can supply eligible organisations with Australian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags.

To be eligible, you must be based in the electorate of Hotham and be a:

  • School, local council, church or other non-profit or benevolent community organisation, association or group which have occasion to display the flag from flagpoles on their premises, or which display the flag on special occasions, or in halls or meeting rooms
  • Community organisation, community clubs, RSL, or other community not-for-profit groups

Unfortunately, flags cannot be supplied to individuals. Each member of Parliament has a limited budget for the provision of flags and other nationhood material. Meeting the eligibility requirements does not guarantee that my office can provide your organisation with a flag.

State Government and City Council Issues

If you have an issue that isn't to do with Federal Government then it's likely that your local state MP or city council can provide you with the information and advice you're looking for. Below are some of the issues that they handle:

State Government Issues: 

Public Transport
Major Roads
VCAT issues
Local Schools
Traffic Offences
Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC)

City Council Issues:

Parking Fines
Rubbish collection
Council rates

There are 6 State Parliament MPs and 4 City Councils that cover different areas of Hotham. Here's how to get in contact with them:

Meng Heang Tak MP

Party: Australian Labor Party

Electorate: Clarinda

Office address: Level 1, 1312 Centre Road, Clayton South, VIC 3169

Phone: 9543 6081

Email: [email protected] 

Steve Dimopoulos MP

Party: Australian Labor Party

Electorate: Oakleigh

Office address: 3 Chester St, Oakleigh VIC 3166

Phone: (03) 9568 2456

Email: [email protected] 

Nick Staikos MP

Party: Australian Labor Party

Electorate: Bentleigh

Office address: 723 Centre Road, Bentleigh East, VIC 3165

Phone: (03) 9579 7222

Email: [email protected] 

Matt Fregon MP


Party: Australian Labor Party

Electorate: Mount Waverley

Office address: Suite 1, 40 Montclair Avenue, Glen Waverley, VIC 3150

Phone: 9561 0511

Email: [email protected] 

Eden Foster

Eden Foster MP


Party: Australian Labor Party

Electorate: Mulgrave

Address: 517A Princes Highway, Noble Park 3174

Phone: 9548 5644

Email: [email protected] 

City Councils

Glen Eira City Council
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Postal Address: PO Box 42, Caulfield South, VIC 3162

Phone: (03) 9524 3333
Email: [email protected]

City of Monash Council
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Postal Address: PO Box 1, Glen Waverley, VIC 3150

Phone: (03) 9518 3555
Email: [email protected]

City of Greater Dandenong Council
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Postal Address: PO Box 200, Dandenong, VIC 3175

Phone: (03) 8571 1000
Email: [email protected]

City of Kingston Council
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Postal Address:PO Box 1000, Mentone, VIC 3194 

Phone: 1300 653 356
Email: [email protected]