Hon. David Michael MLA

Hon. David Michael MLA

Minister for Mines and Petroleum

Government of Western Australia

David Michael grew up in Tuart Hill and is dedicated to serving the community. He has lived locally his entire life and went to Tuart Hill Primary School and Servite College. He is a life member of the Tuart Hill Cricket Club, a board member of Tuart Hill Primary School, and a patron of the Osborne Park Bowling Club.

David studied Economics at the University of Western Australia and while at University he joined both the Australian Labor Party and the Australian Republican Movement.

At 25 years old, David was voted in as the youngest Councillor the City of Stirling has ever had. He held that role for 12 years, including two years as Deputy Mayor, before being elected to State Parliament as the Member for Balcatta in March 2017.

In 2021 David was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary and Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier after previously serving as the Government Whip in the Legislative Assembly for his first term of Parliament.

In June 2023, David was appointed as Minister for Ports; Local Government; Road Safety; and Minister Assisting the Minister for Transport. In December he was handed the portfolio of Mines and Petroleum while relinquishing Local Government.

David enjoys playing cricket for his local club, where he has played over 250 senior games when he can, and enjoys watching the Fremantle Dockers, Perth Wildcats and the Claremont Tigers.

Hon. David Michael MLA