Hon Mark Butler MP


Member for Hindmarsh, South Australia

Australian Labor Party
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

21 Commercial Road
Port Adelaide, SA, 5015

Postal address

PO Box 2038
Port Adelaide, SA, 5015

(08) 8241 0190
(08) 8241 0198

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 4089
(02) 6277 2222


Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Port Adelaide, South Australia, 2007. Re-elected 2010, 2013, 2016. Elected to the House of Representatives for Hindmarsh, South Australia, following electoral redistribution, 2019.
Ministerial appointments
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Health from 9.6.2009 to 14.9.2010.
  • Minister for Mental Health and Ageing from 14.9.2010 to 1.7.2013.
  • Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Mental Health Reform from 12.9.2011 to 1.7.2013.
  • Minister for Social Inclusion from 14.12.2011 to 1.7.2013.
  • Cabinet Minister from 14.12.2011 to 18.9.2013.
  • Minister for Housing and Homelessness from 4.2.2013 to 1.7.2013.
  • Minister for Climate Change from 1.7.2013 to 18.9.2013.
  • Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Water from 1.7.2013 to 18.9.2013.
Committee service
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 18.2.2008 to 15.6.2009; Public Works from 18.2.2008 to 15.6.2009.
  • Joint Standing: Parliamentary Library from 18.2.2008 to 9.6.2009.
  • House of Representatives Standing: Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 19.2.2008 to 15.6.2009; Environment from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Shadow Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water from 18.10.2013 to 23.7.2016.
  • Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy from 23.7.2016.
  • Deputy Manager of Opposition Business in the House of Representatives from 2.6.2019.
Party positions
  • Delegate to the Australian Labor Party State Conference (SA) from 1993.
  • President of the Australian Labor Party State Branch (SA) from 1997 to 1998.
  • Delegate to the Australian Labor Party National Conference from 1998.
  • Member of the Australian Labor Party National Executive from 2000.
  • Born 8.7.1970, Canberra, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • LLB(Hons) (University of Adelaide)
  • MIR (Deakin University)
  • BA(Juris) (University of Adelaide)
  • Union official 1992-2007
  • Location: north-western Adelaide; it includes the suburbs of Alberton, Beverley, Birkenhead, Cheltenham, Findon, Kilkenny, Largs Bay, Mansfield Park, North Haven, Ottoway, Parafield Gardens, Paralowie, Pennington, Port Adelaide, Queenstown, Rosewater, Salisbury Downs, Semaphore, Woodville and West Croydon, and parts of Seaton. It also includes Torrens and Garden Islands.
  • Area: 181 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 113,346 (at 2.7.2016)
  • Industries: brewery, cement, commercial fishing, electricity generation, flour mills, grain bulk handling, heavy engineering, manufacturing industry, motion pictures, petroleum storage, police academy, salt, shipping, stevedoring, warship and submarine construction, waste disposal and wool stores.
  • Electorate: Port Adelaide includes the South Australian House of Assembly electorate of Cheltenham, and parts of Colton, Croydon, Enfield, Lee, Port Adelaide, Ramsay and Taylor.
  • Awarded Centenary Medal, 01.01.2001