Mr Brian Mitchell MP


Member for Lyons, Tasmania

Deputy Chair of Joint Standing Committee on the National Broadband Network
Australian Labor Party
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office 1

(Principal Office)

Suite 105, Green Point Plaza
Bridgewater, TAS, 7030

Postal address

PO Box 61
Bridgewater, TAS, 7030

(03) 6263 3721

Electorate Office 2

53B Main Road
Perth, TAS, 7300

Postal address

53B Main Road
Perth, TAS, 7300

(03) 6398 1115
(03) 6398 1120

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 4270
(02) 6277 8422


Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Lyons, Tasmania, 2016.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Standing: Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources from 15.9.16.
  • Joint Standing: National Broadband Network from 10.10.16 (Deputy Chair from 4.6.18).
Party positions
  • ALP Administrative Committee.
  • Secretary, Foreu-Tasman Branch, 2012-16.
  • Born 1967, Coventry, UK.
  • Married.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BA (English) (Curtin University of Technology).
  • Manager and kitchenhand, Hungry Jacks, 1982-1989.
  • Supermarket shelf stacker and bar staff, 1984.
  • Journalist, Fremantle Herald, 1989-1991.
  • Publications Officer, ACT Council of Social Service, 1991-1992.
  • Adviser, Hon. LRS Price MP, 1992-1994.
  • Editor, Fremantle Herald, 1994-2007.
  • Chief of Staff, Hon. DJC Kerr SC MP, 2007-2008.
  • Media Consultant, 2008-2016.
    Description: rural.
    Location: the greater part of rural Tasmania; it includes the towns of Beaconsfield, Bothwell, Bridgewater, Brighton, Campbell Town, Deloraine, Dodges Ferry, Evandale, Exeter, Gagebrook, Longford, Midway Point, New Norfolk, Perth, Port Sorell, St Helens, Sheffield, Sorell and Westbury.
    Area: 32 910 sq km.
    Electors enrolled: 76 639 (at 2.7.16).
    Industries: Fishing, forestry, wool, cattle (dairy and beef), fruit, wine, hydro-power generation, mining and tourism.
    State electorates: Lyons is co-extensive with the Tasmanian House of Assembly electorate of the same name.