Julie Matheson

Business Specialist CFP | Local Government Expert | Political Adviser


Julie Matheson is a Business Specialist CFP, Local Government Expert and Political Adviser.  “If you want something done, just ask a busy person to do it”, Lucille Ball

Business Specialist CFP

Julie Matheson is one of more than 190,000 Certified Financial Planners (CFP) recognised in 27 countries.  The Financial Planning Association (FPA) is sole provider of the CFP designation in Australia and Julie is one of the founding members (1989) and former Director and Board Member (2006-2016).  Julie is a business specialist to advisers and their clients.  Read more >

Local Government expert

Julie was an elected member of local government (2011-2019) and received the WALGA Merit Award for her distinguished services to the community and to local government. Julie was instrumental in changing the Development Assessment Panels (DAP) after she launched the Scrap the DAP campaign in 2012.

In 2020 Julie challenged the Local Government Standard Panel’s interpretation of the role of an elected member in the State Administrative Tribunal and won.  Read more >

Political Adviser

Julie has a Political Science degree (UWA) and is the Convenor and political adviser for the Western Australia Party.

Julie founded the Western Australia Party in 2016 to make policy in the best interests of Western Australia and to grow WA as the economic powerhouse of Australia. Julie applies her Political Science and International Relations degree from UWA to provide political advice and lobby governments.  Read more >


Julie was popularly elected to UWA Convocation Council in 2016 and 2019.  Julie is the current Treasurer and volunteers her time to help manage Convocation’s finances.  Read more >

Since 1914 UWA graduates are automatically granted life-time membership of Convocation which is the organisation established by the Act to form the electorate for the University.

Julie’s Publications

Julie writes a regular newsletter on local government/WA planning controls and publishes content on websites to help people connect with a community of interest. You’re welcome click and follow these websites:

Port Hedland Now – a website for anyone interested in the history of mining and the Pilbara

Pioneers of Pilbara football – a blog to celebrate the pioneers of football in the Pilbara.

Scrap the DAP – a blog on communities affected by WA planning controls in the Perth Metro area and beyond.

Subi News – a newsletter on local government and planning and development issues in Subiaco and Perth.

Latest news…. Click here >

Julie's campaign for Subiaco Oval
Get on board to restore and promote Subiaco Oval’s heritage

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