A new teal candidate has officially been announced in Victoria ahead of the upcoming state election.

Lawyer and journalist Nomi Kaltmann will be running as a “teal” independent in the ultra-marginal seat of Caulfield in Melbourne’s southeast, which is currently held by deputy Liberal leader David Southwick.

The 30-year-old mother of three, who has previously worked for two Labor MPs, including former minister Marsha Thomson and Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus, was approached by Voices of Caulfield at the end of last month and was officially nominated on Friday.

NCA NewsWire understands she is meeting with Climate 200 on Tuesday to discuss funding for her campaign.