Hon Dr John McVeigh MP


Member for Groom, Queensland

Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government
Liberal Party of Australia
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

216 Margaret Street
(Cnr Duggan Street)
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Postal address

P.O. Box 777
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

(07) 4632 4144
(07) 4638 2147

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 7990
(02) N/A


Parliamentary service
  • State: elected to the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Toowoomba South from 24.3.2012. Resigned 29.4.2016.
  • Federal: elected to the House of Representatives for Groom, Queensland, 2016.
Ministerial appointments
  • Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government from 20.12.17.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Standing: Agriculture and Water Resources from 14.9.16; Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources from 14.9.16.
  • Joint Standing: Public Accounts and Audit from 14.9.16; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 14.9.16.
  • State: Deputy Chair, Parliamentary Committee for Education, Tourism and Small Business (Qld), 2015-16.
  • House Select Committee on Regional Development and Decentralisation from 13.6.17 (Chair from 13.6.17 to 20.12.17).
Parliamentary party positions
  • State: Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Qld), 2012-15.
  • Shadow Minister for Science, Information Technology and Innovation (Qld), 2015-16.
Party positions
  • Member, Liberal National Party of Queensland.
  • President, Young Nationals Townsville Branch 1987-88.
  • Born 13.5.1965, Allora, Qld.
  • Married.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • B.Bus. (Marketing and Economics) (USQ).
  • Dip. Export, (AIEx).
  • MBA (Bond).
  • Ph.D. (Agribusiness Management), (UQ).
  • Graduate Executive Trainee, Bank of Queensland, 1986.
  • Sales Representative, Elders Pastoral 1986-88.
  • Marketing Coordinator, Cargill Seeds Australia 1988-90.
  • Market Development Officer, Queensland Department of Primary Industries and International Food Institute of Queensland, 1990-92.
  • Managing Director, Ellis Foster McVeigh Pty Ltd (Management Consultants), 1992-2008.
Local government service
  • Councillor, Toowoomba Regional Council 2008-12.
  • Chair, Toowoomba Regional Council Audit Committee, 2008-12.
  • Corporate Services Portfolio Chair, Toowoomba Regional Council 2008-12.
  • Description: provincial.
  • Location: south-east Queensland, west of Brisbane; it includes the city of Toowoomba and the towns of Oakey and Pittsworth.
  • Area: 5 594 sq km.
  • Electors enrolled: 101 512 (at 2.7.16).
  • Industries: agriculture, retailing, food processing, education, health and community services. Groom also includes the Army Aviation Centre in Oakey.