Hon Josh Frydenberg

Hon Josh Frydenberg

Former Member

Liberal Party of Australia
House of Representatives


Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Kooyong, Victoria, 2010. Re-elected 2013, 2016 and 2019. Defeated at general elections 2022.
Ministerial appointments
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister from 18.9.2013 to 23.12.2014.
  • Assistant Treasurer from 23.12.2014 to 21.9.2015.
  • Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia from 21.9.2015 to 19.7.2016.
  • Cabinet Minister from 21.9.2015 to 23.5.2022.
  • Minister for the Environment and Energy from 19.7.2016 to 28.8.2018.
  • Treasurer from 24.8.2018 to 23.5.2022.
Committee service
  • Joint Select: Gambling Reform served from 21.10.2010 to 24.6.2013
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit served from 25.10.2010 to 5.8.2013
Parliamentary party positions
  • Liberal Party of Australia. Served: 21.08.2010 to 21.05.2022
  • Deputy Leader of the Federal Parliamentary Liberal Party from 24.8.2018 to 21.5.2022.
Party positions
  • Member of the Liberal Party from 1999.
  • Born: 17.7.1971, Melbourne, Australia
  • Gender: Male
  • Marital Status: Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BEc(Hons) (Monash University).
  • LLB (Monash University).
  • MPhil (University of Oxford).
  • MPA (Harvard University).
  • Commonwealth Scholar of the UK Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.
  • Articled Clerk at Mallesons Stephen Jacques from 1996 to 1999.
  • Assistant Adviser to the Attorney-General, the Hon. D Williams, AM, QC, 1999.
  • Adviser to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon. A Downer, MP from 1999 to 2001.
  • Senior Adviser to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon. A Downer, MP from 2002 to 2003.
  • Senior Adviser to the Prime Minister, the Hon. J Howard, MP from 2003 to 2004.
  • Director at Deutsche Bank AG from 2005 to 2009.
  • Consultant at Deutsche Bank AG, 2010.
  • Name: Kooyong
  • Location: The Division of Kooyong consists of: part of the Boroondara City Council, and part of the Whitehorse City Council.
  • Area: 55 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 108,413 (at 8.6.2019)
  • Industries: Retail, health care, education and training.
  • Menzies' roadmap for Asia still guides us today, Sir Robert Menzies Lecture Trust, Melbourne: 2014.

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