Mr Pat Conroy MP


Member for Shortland, New South Wales

Deputy Chair of Committee of Privileges and Members' Interests
Deputy Chair of Select Committee on Intergenerational Welfare Dependence
Deputy Chair of Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy
Australian Labor Party
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Suite 1A
571 Pacific Highway
Belmont, NSW, 2280

Postal address

PO Box 499
Belmont, NSW, 2280

(02) 4947 9546
(02) 4945 3764

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 4863
(02) 6277 4963


Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Charlton, New South Wales, 2013.
  • Re-elected following the 2016 electoral redistribution for Shortland, New South Wales, 2016.
Parliamentary positions
  • Member, Speaker's Panel from 25.3.15 to 9.5.16.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Standing: Economics from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16 and from 15.9.16 to 7.11.16; Environment and Energy from 15.9.16; Privileges and Members' Interests from 10.10.16; Publications from 21.5.18.
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16.
  • Joint Select: Trade and Investment Growth from 2.10.14 to 9.5.16.
  • House of Representatives Select: Intergenerational Welfare Dependence from 30.5.18 (Deputy Chair from 4.7.18).
Parliamentary party positions
  • Shadow Assistant Minister for Climate Change and Energy from 23.07.16.
  • Shadow Assistant Minister for Infrastructure from 23.07.16.
  • Chair, Federal Parliamentary Labor Party Economics Caucus Committee, 2013-16.
  • Spokesperson, Labor Waste Watch, 2014-16.
Party positions
  • Member, ALP from 1994.
  • Member, ALP Environment, Planning and Natural Resources Committee (NSW) 2001-02.
  • Delegate, ALP State Conference (NSW) 2002-16.
  • Vice-President, NSW Young Labor, 2003-04.
  • Vice-President, Australian Young Labor, 2003-04.
  • Member, NSW Machinery Proxies Committee 2003-06.
  • Member, Charlton Federal Electorate Council.
  • Proxy delegate, ALP National Conference 2004-07.
  • Member, ALP National Infrastructure Inquiry 2005-07.
  • Delegate, ALP National Conference, 2015.
  • Born 10.5.1979, Sydney, NSW.
  • Married.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BEc(Hons I)(Syd.).
  • Customer service assistant, Coles 1995-2000.
  • Electorate officer to the Hon. Anthony Albanese MP 2000.
  • Industrial/Policy Organiser, Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union, Forestry Division, NSW Branch 2000-02.
  • Policy Adviser to Senator George Campbell 2002-04.
  • National Economist, Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union 2004-08.
  • Principal Policy Adviser to the Hon. GI Combet, AM, MP 2008-11.
  • Deputy Chief of Staff to the Hon. GI Combet, AM, MP 2011-13.
    Description: provincial.

    Location: Lake Macquarie and Central Coast regions of New South Wales; it includes the suburbs ofBelmont, Boolaroo, Budgewoi, Catherine Hill Bay, Cardiff, Caves Beach, Chain Valley Bay, Charlestown, Doyalson, Dudley, Eleebana, Gateshead, Gwandalan, Highfields, Hillsborough, Mannering Park, Redhead, San Remo, Speers Point, Swansea, Valentine and Windale.
    Area: 265 sq km.
    Electors enrolled: 110 100 (at 2.7.16).

    Industries: coal mining, tourism, fishing, power stations, building industry and poultry farming.