Bev McArthur is Western Victorian ‘Through and Through’.

Bev was born in Terang and has lived on the McArthur family beef farm near Camperdown for the past 35 years with her husband Stewart. Her three children attended local schools in Bookaar, Noorat, Warrnambool and Geelong before their tertiary education in Melbourne, the USA and France.

Bev was elected to the Corangamite Shire in 2016 and has helped ensure the Council is debt free, enjoys the largest expenditure on roads in the Shire’s history and has a ‘back to basics’ approach to expenditure and governance.

Bev has been a dedicated, loyal member of the Liberal Party for 45 years. She has served the Party at all levels, from Branch Secretary to Country Vice President. Over this time, Bev has championed the value of small government, individual liberty with responsibility and reward for effort.


Bev was elected to the Legislative Council in November 2018, for the Western Victoria Region. She delivered her Maiden Speech on the 19th of December 2018. She was appointed to the Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee in the 59th Parliament.