Mr Ted O'Brien MP


Member for Fairfax, Queensland

Liberal Party of Australia
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

17 Southern Drive
Maroochydore, QLD, 4558

Postal address

PO Box 1978
Sunshine Plaza, QLD, 4558

(07) 5479 2800
(07) 5443 5333

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 4130
(02) 6277 8410


Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Fairfax, Queensland, 2016.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Standing: Indigenous Affairs from 14.9.16; Infrastructure, Transport and Cities from 14.9.16; Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources from 14.9.16.
  • Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 15.8.17 (Chair, Trade Sub-Committee from 7.2.18).
Party positions
  • Chairman, LNP Futures Committee, 2011-13.
  • Born 7.5.1974, Brisbane, Qld.
  • Married.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BA (politics, economics and history) (UQ).
  • Asia Pacific Fellowship, Chinese Mandarin (National Taiwan Normal University).
  • MBA (International Business) (first class honours), (Uni. Melb.).
  • Master, (Economics: International Political Economy), (LSE).
  • Trainee Baker and Management Program, Defiance Australia.
  • Country Manager, Taiwan, Defiance International (Asia Pacific).
  • Ops and Business Development Manager, Asia Pacific, Defiance International (Asia Pacific).
  • Business Development Manager, Asia, Australian Ricegrowers' Cooperative (Asia-Pacific).
  • Market Maker Lead, Greater China, Accenture (Global).
  • Director of Growth & Strategy, Asia Pacific and Emerging Markets, Accenture (Global).
  • Managing Director (Qld), Barton Deakin (Australia).
  • Managing Director,Ted O'Brien & Associates.
  • Description: rural.
  • Location: coastal and inland region north of Brisbane; it includes the centres of Buderim, Coolum Beach, Eumundi, Kenilworth, Mapleton, Maroochydore, Montville, Nambour, Palmwoods, Peregian Springs, Woombye and Yandina.
  • Area: 1036 sq km (approx.).
  • Electors enrolled: 108 247 (at 2.7.16).
  • Industries: avocados, ginger, sugar cane, fruit juice, tropical and exotic fruits, dairy and beef cattle, tourism, construction and infrastructure industries.