Rick Wilson MP
Member for O’Connor
My name is Rick Wilson and I’ve been privileged to represent the people of O’Connor in Federal Parliament since 2013.
This electorate has always been my home – I was one of six children raised on our family’s farm in Katanning.
I was still just a teenager when my father died, but my brother and I were determined to maintain the land that has been in our family since our great-grandfather cleared it in 1867.
We worked side-by-side for 25 years, and that was where I began to understand the challenges of running a dynamic business in regional Western Australia.
My wife Tanya and I moved from Katanning to Albany in 2015, where we now raise our four children.
I was inspired to run for Parliament following my involvement in a decade-long campaign to deregulate the wheat industry, which brought about the end of the Australia Wheat Board’s monopoly.
Small government and reduced bureaucracy, a higher standard of health, aged care and education services in the regions, and improving our communications network are some of the key areas I have focused on since entering Parliament.
First and foremost, my priority as an MP will always be the people of O’Connor – this region has given me a wonderful life and I’m determined to ensure every person in this electorate has the quality of life they deserve.
345 Hannan Street (PO Box 10415)
Tel: 9021 2044
Shop 5, The Link Shopping Centre,
St Emilie Way (PO Box 5077)
Tel: 9842 2777
Unit 2, Central Plaza,
30-32 Rose Street,
Manjimup WA 6258
Tel: 0418 593 061
Suite 12, 75-79 Dempster Street
Esperance WA 6450
Tel: 9071 4846
Suite R1-18 Parliament House,
Canberra ACT 2600
Tel: (02) 6277 4101
Email Rick here