Rosalie Crestani was born in Carnarvon, Western Australia, the youngest of four children. Rosalie’s father migrated from Germany post WWII and her mother is a third generation Australian.
Rosalie’s upbringing was grounded in foundational Christian values and patriotism.
Rosalie undertook primary education in Alice Springs and served in indigenous outreach programs. In 1985, her family moved to upstate New York in the US where she completed her high school education. Rosalie also served the homeless, prisoners and others in need during mission trips to New York City, Miami and Papua New Guinea.
In 1992, Rosalie commenced her twelve year career as a Medical Secretary/Receptionist at a Methadone Clinic, Chiropractic Clinic and for two respected Bayside surgeons.
In October 2000 Rosalie won Ms Natural Australia Fitness Model INBA (International Natural Bodybuilding Association), followed by the second win just a month later in November, gaining a second title of Ms Natural Olympia Fitness Model INBA 2000 (AKA Sports model).
Rosalie coached junior basketball and has also played competitive basketball for over 30 years. Her other work includes 10 years of direct sales with Creative Memories and she also founded her own small business which promotes Australian crafted products, using where possible materials manufactured in Australia, promoting local jobs, donating to local causes, with all products bearing Bible scriptures of hope.
Other Community work includes: Volunteering at a local retirement home from 2006-2008, as Head Coordinator of a local market, and running several craft groups amongst some of the hurting and disadvantaged in state primary schools. Rosalie has also served most of her life in a volunteering capacity in various Christian churches in the US and Australia. Currently she is serving at Catch the Fire Ministries, Hallam, Victoria.
In 2012, Rosalie was elected as a Local Government Councillor for the City of Casey and was re-elected in 2016 then elected Deputy Mayor in 2018. Rosalie’s Vision for the City is: “Aiming to provide a peaceful and united city with purpose, safety and security.”
Rosalie is better known for representing the concerns of thousands of her local residents, when she voted down several Islamic mosque applications since elected in 2012. She has been integral in delivering various local projects and worked tirelessly with her fellow Councillors, and state and federal contacts, to assist in delivering much needed local sports facility upgrades and much more. Her most recent project is what she calls Casey’s very own “1001 steps”.
Rosalie has MC’ed various rallies, including patriot rallies with Reclaim Australia.
In 2013, Rosalie joined Rise Up Australia Party, the National Executive, then became Dr Daniel Nalliah’s Deputy President in 2015. Although offered various opportunities and positions in other parties, Rosalie has remained loyal and committed to Rise Up Australia Party’s uncompromising vision and in the leadership of Dr Nalliah and his support team.
Rosalie has contested many elections with Rise Up and has witnessed Rise Up’s elevation to a position of influence on national policies while deciding the outcome of several seats both state and federal.
Rosalie is blessed with a husband and two beautiful children.
Before every decision, Rosalie Crestani’s first asked herself, “Ultimately, will this decision take life or will it give life?”
Connect with Rosalie: