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Matthew Wood

Matthew Wood


Matthew Wood came to Ararat in 2005 when he was appointed as the Officer In Charge of the Ararat Police Station.


Matthew has 32 years experience with Victoria Police and holds a graduate certificate in applied management, an advanced diploma in public safety (emergency management) and a diploma in police management. In September 2012 Matthew took up a position with Ararat Rural City Council as Manager of Risk, Emergency Services and Local Laws.

During his time at Ararat he has been the treasurer for the Grampians YMCA, a member of the Marian College Stewardship Council and a member of the Ararat Prison Redevelopment Community Advisory Group.

Matthew is married to Donna, and their three children have all attended school in Ararat. Matthew describes Ararat to be a fantastic place to live with a strong, caring and friendly community.