Rick Wilson



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.

Office Details

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

Parliament House:

Suite R1-18 Parliament House,
Canberra ACT 2600

Tel: (02) 6277 4101

Email Rick here