Hon Mark Butler MP


Member for Port Adelaide, 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, 2010, 2013 and 2016.
Ministerial appointments
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Health from 9.6.09 to 14.9.10.
  • Minister for Mental Health and Ageing from 14.9.10 to 1.7.13.
  • Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Mental Health Reform from 7.9.11 to 1.7.13.
  • Minister for Social Inclusion from 14.12.11 to 1.7.13.
  • Minister for Housing and Homelessness from 4.2.13 to 1.7.13.
  • Minister for Climate Change from 1.7.13 to 18.9.13.
  • Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Water from 1.7.13 to 18.9.13.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Standing: Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 19.2.08 to 15.6.09; Environment from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16.
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 18.2.08 to 15.6.09; Public Works from 18.2.08 to 15.6.09.
  • Joint Standing: Parliamentary Library from 18.2.08 to 9.6.09.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 14.10.13. Shadow Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water from 18.10.13 to 23.07.16.
  • Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy from 23.07.16.
Party positions
  • Delegate, ALP State Conference (SA) from 1993.
  • Delegate, ALP National Conference from 1998.
  • President, ALP (SA) 1997-98.
  • Member, ALP National Executive from 2000.
  • Born 8.7.1970, Canberra, ACT.
  • Married.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BA(Jur), LLB(Hons)(Adel).
  • MIntRel (Deakin).
  • Union official 1992-2007.
    Description: inner metropolitan.
    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 2.7.16).
    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.
    State electorates: 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, 2003.