Donna Bauer

Donna Jane Bauer (born 4 October 1970[1]) was the member for Carrum in the Victorian Legislative Assembly from 2010 to 2014. She was Deputy Mayor of the City of Kingston, before defeating Jenny Lindell in the 2010 state election.[2]

Donna Bauer
Donna Bauer MLA with Victorian Premier Denis Napthine- Taken at Government House in 2014 while attending an Australia Day event- 2014-03-28 21-41.jpg
Donna Bauer with then-Victorian Premier Denis Napthine in 2014
Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
for Carrum
In office
27 November 2010 – 29 November 2014
Preceded byJenny Lindell
Succeeded bySonya Kilkenny
Personal details
Born (1970-10-04) 4 October 1970 (age 50)
Political partyLiberal Party
ResidenceSeaford, Victoria
EducationRoyal Melbourne Institute of Technology
ProfessionPublic relations

Bauer obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from RMIT and was previously employed as an Corporate Communications Consultant at the City of Greater Dandenong.[3] She is a current ambassador for Bowel Cancer Australia, former ambassador for Bully Zero Australia Foundation, and is a former board member of Frankston Business Network.[4]

The 2013 redistribution of Carrum resulted in the removal of beachside suburbs from the electorate, and the extension of the seat into the western parts of the former seat of Cranbourne.[5] This reduced the Liberal margin from 2.0% to an estimated 0.3%, while removing the suburbs of Aspendale, Aspendale Gardens, Edithvale, Chelsea and Chelsea Heights to include Carrum Downs, Sandhurst, Skye and more of Seaford.

Donna embarked on the Kokoda trail in July 2013, initiating the ‘Bauer Kokoda Charity Challenge' and raising money for charities, Matt's Place and Pantry 5000, where she continues to volunteer.[6][7][8]

At the 2014 Victorian state election and while battling bowel cancer, Bauer won her primary vote, only losing narrowly by 0.7% after preferences to Labor's Sonya Kilkenny.[9][10][11][12]

Donna Bauer unsuccessfully contested the 2018 Victorian state election.[13]


  1. ^ "Donna Bauer (Carrum)". Member database. Parliament of Victoria. Archived from the original on 25 January 2011. Retrieved 14 December 2010.
  2. ^ Barber, Dimity (28 November 2010). "Mordialloc and Carrum go to the Liberals". Mordialloc Chelsea Leader. Archived from the original on 3 December 2010. Retrieved 28 November 2010.
  3. ^ "Donna Bauer". Liberal Victoria. Archived from the original on 13 June 2010. Retrieved 28 November 2010.
  4. ^ "Donna Bauer - Hockingstuart". Hockingstuart. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Carrum - Victorian Election Results". ABC News. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Beating bowel cancer: how Donna Bauer's busy parliamentary career put her life in danger". The Age. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Carrum state Liberal MP Donna Bauer in hospital". Mordialloc Chelsea Leader. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Donna Bauer". Vogue Entertainment. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
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  10. ^ "Sharp jabs and sparkly smiles in sandbelt swing seats". The Age. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  11. ^ "Premier Daniel Andrews accused of deeply personal attack against Liberal MP Donna Bauer". Herald Sun. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  12. ^ "Beating bowel cancer: how Donna Bauer's busy parliamentary career put her life in danger". The Age. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  13. ^ "Recap all the action from the 2018 Victorian state election". Herald Sun. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
Victorian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Jenny Lindell
Member for Carrum
Succeeded by
Sonya Kilkenny