Mr Ross Hart MP


Member for Bass, Tasmania

Deputy Chair of Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth
Australian Labor Party
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

100 St John Street
Launceston, TAS, 7250

Postal address

PO Box 5035
Launceston, TAS, 7250

(03) 6334 7033
(03) 6334 7055

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 2069
(02) 6277 8425


Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Bass, Tasmania, 2016.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Standing: Appropriations and Administration from 15.9.16.
  • Joint Standing: Public Accounts and Audit from 15.9.16, Trade and Investment Growth from 25.10.17 (Deputy Chair from 9.2.18); Treaties from 21.5.18.
Party positions
  • Member, ALP, 2003-.
  • Tasmanian State Conference Delegate (Bass), 2007.
  • Past President, ALP Launceston Central Branch.
  • President, ALP Northern Central Policy Branch.
  • President, Tamar Branch ALP.
  • Born 4.6.1960, Launceston, Tas.
  • Married.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • LLB (UTas).
  • Lawyer, Rae and Partners, 1984-88.
  • Partner/Director, Rae and Partners, 1988-2016.
  • Councillor, Law Society of Tasmania, 1989-2006.
  • Member, Rotary Club of Launceston, 1992-.
  • President, Law Society of Tasmania, 1993-94.
  • Director, Northern Tasmania Regional Development Board, 1993-2005.
  • Member/Delegate, Law Council of Australia, 1995-98.
  • Director, Inveresk Railyards Management Authority, 1998-2000.
  • Member, Governing Council Tasmanian Health Organisation North, 2012-15.
    Description: provincial.
    Location: north-east Tasmania; it includes the city of Launceston and its suburbs, and the towns of Bell Bay, Bridport, George Town, Hadspen, Lilydale, Ringarooma and Scottsdale. Cape Barren Island, Clarke Island and Flinders Island are also in this division.
    Area: 7 378 sq km.
    Electors enrolled: 73 555 (at 2.7.16).
    Industries: aluminium and ferrous metal smelting, brewery, cattle (dairy and beef) farming, manufacturing, mining, ports and shipping, ship building, timber, tourism, fishing, wineries and wool.
    State electorates: Bass is co-extensive with the Tasmanian House of Assembly electorate of the same name.