Ms Lisa Chesters MP

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Member for Bendigo, Victoria

Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Cnr. Williamson & Myers Streets
Bendigo, VIC, 3550

Postal address

PO Box 338
Bendigo, VIC, 3550

Telephone:
(03) 5443 9055
Fax:
(03) 5443 9736

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 4657
Fax:
(02) 6277 2357

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Bendigo, Victoria, 2013. Re-elected 2016 and 2019.
Committee service
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 4.12.2013 to 18.3.2014.
  • House of Representatives Standing: Health from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Petitions from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016.
  • House of Representatives Select: Regional Development and Decentralisation from 13.6.2017 to 28.6.2018.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Shadow Assistant Minister for Workplace Relations from 23.7.2016 to 2.6.2019.
  • Shadow Assistant Minister for Rural and Regional Australia from 23.7.2016 to 2.6.2019.
Party positions
  • President of the Australian Labor Party Women's Affairs Policy Committee (Vic.) from 2005 to 2009.
  • Member of the Australian Labor Party Administrative Committee (Vic.) from 2005.
  • Delegate to the Australian Labor Party State Conference (Vic.) from 2005.
  • Delegate to the Australian Labor Party National Conference from 2012.
Personal
  • Born 11.2.1980, Wentworthville, Australia
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BA (University of Queensland)
  • Union secretary, University of Queensland 2002
  • Women's office, National Union of Students 2003
  • Lead Organiser, United Voice 2003-13
Electorate
  • Location: central Victoria; it includes the city of Bendigo and the centres of Castlemaine, Heathcote, Kyneton and Woodend.
  • Area: 6,255 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 109,604 (at 2.7.2016)
  • Industries: retail and wholesale trade, commerce, finance, education, health services, tourism, accommodation, mining, agriculture, viticulture, government administration, manufacturing, wine, dairy products, engineering and industrial equipment, building products, ceramics, veterinary supplies, clothing and textiles.
  • Electorate: Bendigo includes the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorates of Bendigo West, and parts of Bendigo East, Euroa, Macedon and Ripon.