Mrs Bridget Archer MP

Mrs Bridget Archer MP

Member for Bass

Deputy Chair of Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts
Liberal Party of Australia
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 4464


Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Bass, Tasmania, 2019. Re-elected 2022.
Parliamentary positions
  • Member of the Speaker's Panel from 29.3.2023.
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: Economics served from 4.7.2019 to 27.8.2020; Petitions served from 4.7.2019 to 11.4.2022; Environment and Energy served from 4.7.2019 to 11.4.2022; Health, Aged Care and Sport served from 4.7.2019 to 11.4.2022; Social Policy and Legal Affairs served from 11.6.2020 to 31.3.2021; Publications served from 1.8.2022 to present; Communications and the Arts served from 2.8.2022 to 7.8.2022; Communications and the Arts served as Deputy Chair from 8.8.2022 to present
  • Joint Standing: Implementation of the National Redress Scheme served from 1.8.2022 to present
Parliamentary party positions
  • Liberal Party of Australia. Served: 18.05.2019 to present
Party positions
  • Secretary of the Liberal Party George Town Branch (Tas.) from 2012 to 2013.
  • Treasurer of the Liberal Party George Town Branch (Tas.) from 2012 to 2013.
  • Born: 18.5.1975, Hobart, Australia
  • Gender: Female
  • Marital Status: Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BA(Eng&PolSci) (University of Tasmania).
  • GradCert IntPol (University of Tasmania).
  • Curation Assistant at Tasmanian Herbarium from 1995 to 1999.
  • Self-employed farmer from 2008.
Local Government service
  • Council Member of George Town Council from 2009 to 2019.
  • Deputy Mayor of George Town Council from 2011 to 2014.
  • Mayor of George Town Council from 2014 to 2019.
  • Name: Bass
  • Location: The Division of Bass is located on Launceston and consists of the: City of Launceston; Municipality of Dorset; Municipality of Flinders; Municipality of George Town; Municipality of West Tamar. The Division of Bass includes Flinders Island.
  • Area: 7,976 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 76,532 (at 6.6.2019)
  • 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.

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