Mr Phillip Thompson OAM, MP

Mr Phillip Thompson OAM, MP

Member for Herbert

Deputy Chair of Joint Standing Committee on Treaties
Liberal National Party of Queensland
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

G06 Nathan Business Centre
340 Ross River Road
Cranbrook, QLD, 4814

Postal address

PO Box 226
Aitkenvale BC, QLD, 4814

(07) 4725 2066

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 4418


Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Herbert, Queensland, 2019. Re-elected 2022.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Select: Address in Reply served from 2.7.2019 to 4.7.2019; Regional Australia served from 17.9.2019 to 15.3.2022
  • House of Representatives Standing: Indigenous Affairs served from 4.7.2019 to 11.4.2022; Agriculture and Water Resources served from 4.7.2019 to 11.4.2022
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade served from 23.7.2019 to 11.4.2022; Northern Australia served from 23.7.2019 to 11.4.2022; Treaties served from 1.8.2022 to 3.8.2022; Treaties served as Deputy Chair from 4.8.2022 to present
Parliamentary party positions
  • Liberal Party of Australia. Served: 18.05.2019 to present
  • Shadow Assistant Minister for Defence from 5.6.2022.
  • Born: 7.5.1988, Armidale, Australia
  • Gender: Male
  • Marital Status: Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BAppBus (Mgmt) (University of Canberra).
  • Infantry Soldier in the Department of Defence from 2006 to 2011.
  • Director of the Royal Australian Regiment Corp from 2016 to 2019.
  • Company Secretary of JobTrain from 2017 to 2018.
  • Special Projects Manager at Selectability from 2017 to 2018.
  • Director of the Australian Pain Management Association from 2017 to 2018.
  • Director of Swiss 8 from 2018 to 2019.
Military Service
  • Infantry Soldier, 1RAR from 2006 to 2011.
  • Name: Herbert
  • Location: The Division of Herbert consists of: Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council, part of Hinchinbrook Shire Council, and part of the Townsville City Council.
  • Area: 941 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 108,453 (at 10.6.2019)
  • Industries: Copper, nickel and zinc refineries, bulk sugar terminal, and tropical fruits, prawn and fishing industry, beef cattle and tourism. Townsville, noted for its port facilities, is also home to James Cook University, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and large defence establishments at Lavarack Barracks (Army) and Garbutt (RAAF).
  • Awarded a Dutch Commander's Commendation.
  • Appointed an ANZAC of the Year, 2016.
  • Appointed a Great Australian, 2017.
  • Awarded Young Australian of the Year (Qld), 2018.
  • Awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia, 11.6.2018.

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