Mr Matt Burnell MP

Mr Matt Burnell MP

Member for Spence

Australian Labor Party
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Tenancy 8, 2-10 James Street
Salisbury, SA, 5108

(08) 8258 6300

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 4495


Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Spence, South Australia, 2022.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Standing: Agriculture served from 28.7.2022 to present
  • Joint Standing: Treaties served from 28.7.2022 to present; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs served from 14.9.2023 to present
Parliamentary party positions
  • Australian Labor Party. Served: 21.05.2022 to present
  • Born: 25.8.1978, Mildura, Australia
  • Gender: Male
  • Marital Status: Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • Fast Food Server at KFC from October 1992 to March 1996.
  • Employed in Hospitality and Security from July 1997 to May 2002.
  • Retail Assistant/Supervisor at Sportspower from November 1998 to September 2001.
  • Cash in Transit Officer for Linfox Armaguard from November 2001 to August 2006.
  • Seafarer (Integrated Rating) in the Offshore Gas and Oil Industry from September 2006 to March 2016.
  • Senior Branch Organiser for the Transport Workers' Union of Australia (SA/NT Branch) from September 2016 to May 2022.
Military Service
  • Private from December 1996 to 1999.
  • Name: Spence
  • Location: The Division of Spence consists of: City of Playford, Town of Gawler, part of the Barossa Council, part of the City of Salisbury, and part of the Light Regional Council.
  • Area: 532 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 119,385 (at 7.6.2019)
  • Industries: Commercial, defence, Edinburgh RAAF Base, retail and technology based industry, Lyell McEwin Hospital, market gardens and viticulture.

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