Vica is a born and bred Tasmanian who grew up in a sheep farming family at Sorell.
He trained and worked as a property valuer and teacher before becoming drawn to environmental advocacy and has spent two decades campaigning to end the destruction of wild places through the declaration of new national parks and reserves. He was part of the campaigns to protect lutruwita/Tasmania from inappropriate developments like Gunns' Tamar Valley pulp mill and a new native forest woodchip export port at Dover.
He is passionate about Tasmania's wilderness areas and has helped to extend and defend the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and challenge the push to privatise iconic reserves for developments like the Lake Malbena helicopter-accessed luxury huts.
As volunteer spokesperson for Residents Opposed to the Cable Car, Vica promoted protection for kunanyi/Mt Wellington from the cable car and its associated private commercial precinct on the summit.
Vica has worked closely with the Aboriginal community to highlight threats to ancestral heritage values like those on kunanyi and the takayna coast and stands in solidarity with claims for land justice, equality, and laws that properly protect lutruwita/Tasmania's ancient Aboriginal heritage.
Vica and his wife Stephenie have two adult children and live in Taroona. He is driven to work with the Greens as it is the only party in our political system that offers hope for their future and treats people with genuine respect, dignity, and fairness