Senator Jim Molan AO, DSC


Senator for New South Wales

Liberal Party of Australia

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Shop 101A Riverside Plaza
131 Monaro Street
Queanbeyan, NSW, 2620

Postal address

PO Box 548
Queanbeyan, NSW, 2620

(02) 6284 3115

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 3695
(02) 6277 5866


Parliamentary service
  • Declared elected 22.12.2017 as a Senator for New South Wales by the High Court of Australia, vice F Nash (disqualified under section 44 of the Constitution). Defeated at general elections 2019.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Senators' Interests from 5.2.2018.
  • Senate Select: Political Influence of Donations from 5.2.2018; Stillbirth Research and Education from 28.3.2018 (Deputy Chair from 6.4.2018).
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Education and Employment: Legislation from 5.2.2018 to 3.4.2019; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation from 5.2.2018 (Chair from 10.10.2018 to 22.10.2018); Education and Employment: References from 5.2.2018; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: References from 5.2.2018.
  • Joint Statutory: Intelligence and Security from 12.9.2018.
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 5.2.2018; Migration from 5.2.2018.
  • Born 11.4.1950, East Melbourne, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BA (University of NSW)
  • BEc (University of Queensland)
  • Graduate
  • Defence and Security Commentator
  • Consultant on Defence issues
  • Director, National Aerial Firefighting Centre
  • Co-author, Operation Sovereign Borders, 2013
  • Prime Minister's Special Envoy, Operation Sovereign Borders from 2013 to 2014
  • Special Adviser to the Defence Minister, 2014
Military Service
  • Major-General
  • Defence Materiel Advocate
  • Adviser, Vice Chief of the Defence Force on Joint Warfighting
  • Commander, Australian Defence Colleges
  • Officer, Australian Army
  • Chief of Operations, Coalition Forces, Iraq
  • Member of the Order of Australia
  • Officer of the Order of Australia
  • Running the War in Iraq HarperCollins Sydney 2008