Hon Damian Drum MP

Member for Murray, Victoria

Positions
Chief Nationals Whip
Party
The Nationals
Chamber
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 4068
Fax:
(02) 6277 8534

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

426 Wyndham Street
Shepparton, VIC, 3630

Postal address

426 Wyndham Street
Shepparton, VIC, 3630

Telephone:
(03) 5821 5371

Connect with Hon Damian Drum MP

Websites

Alternative URL

http://www.aph.gov.au/D_Drum_MP

Electorate details

Murray, Victoria

Electorate map
Electorate profile

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • State: elected to the Victorian Legislative Council for North Western from 30.11.2002 to 24.11.2006.
  • State: elected to the Victorian Legislative Council for Northern Victoria from 25.11.2006. Resigned 26.5.2016.
  • Federal: elected to the House of Representatives for Murray, Victoria, 2016.
Ministerial appointments
  • State: Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Development (Vic) from Dec. 2010 to Mar. 2014.
  • Minister for Sport and Recreation (Vic) from Mar. 2014 to Dec. 2014.
  • Minister for Veterans' Affairs (Vic) from Mar. 2014 to Dec. 2014.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Standing: Health, Aged Care and Sport from 14.9.16
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 14.9.16; Migration from 14.9.16.
Parliamentary party positions
  • State: Deputy Leader of the Nationals (Legislative Council) (Vic) from Dec. 2002 to Mar. 2014.
  • The Nationals Whip (Legislative Council) (Vic) from Dec. 2002 to Nov. 2014.
  • Leader of the Nationals (Legislative Council) (Vic) from Mar. 2014 to May 2016.
Personal
  • Born 28.7.1960, Shepparton, Vic.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • Qualified Carpenter and Joiner.
  • Proprietor, Garages 'N' Sheds, 1987-93.
  • Assistant Coach, Sydney Football Club, 1994-98.
  • Senior Coach, Fremantle Football Club, 1999-2001.
  • Member, Victorian Legislative Council (North Western and Northern Victoria), 2002-16. (For further information, see Parliamentary Service, Ministerial appointments and Parliamentary party positions, above).
Electorate
    Description: rural.
    Location: Northern Victoria; it includes the towns of Shepparton and Echuca and centres of Avenel, Boort, Bridgewater, Cobram, Euroa, Kyabram, Mooroopna, Murchison, Nagambie, Nathalia, Numurkah, Rochester, Rushworth, Tatura, Violet Town, Wedderburn and Yarrawonga.
    Area: 19 500 sq km.
    Electors enrolled: 104 359 (at 2.7.16)
    Industries: sheep, wheat, dairy, viticulture and fruit processing industries.
    State electorates: Murray includes the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorate of Shepparton, and parts of Bendigo East, Euroa, Murray Valley, Ovens Valley and Swan Hill.