Hon Richard Marles MP


Member for Corio, Victoria

Australian Labor Party
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

17A Yarra Street
Geelong, VIC, 3220

Postal address

17A Yarra Street
Geelong, VIC, 3220

(03) 5221 3033
(03) 5222 4505

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 4330
(02) 6277 8599


Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Corio, Victoria, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016.
Ministerial appointments
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Innovation and Industry from 9.6.09 to 14.9.10.
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs from 14.9.10 to 22.3.13.
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs from 5.3.12 to 22.3.13.
  • Minister for Trade from 1.7.13 to 18.9.13.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Standing: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs from 19.2.08 (Chair from 13.3.08) to 15.6.09; Economics from 19.2.08 to 15.6.09; Employment and Workplace Relations from 19.2.08 to 15.6.09.
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 14.5.13 to 9.5.16; Treaties from 14.5.13 to 5.8.13 (Chair from 14.5.13 to 5.8.13).
  • Joint Select: DisabilityCare Australia from 19.6.13 to 5.8.13.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 14.10.13. Shadow Minister for Immigration and Border Protection from 18.10.13 to 23.07.16.
  • Shadow Minister for Defence from 23.07.16.
Party positions
  • Delegate, ALP National Conference, 2004, 2007, 2009 and 2011.
  • Member, ALP International Projects 2006-09.
  • Born 13.7.1967, Melbourne, Vic.
  • Married.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BSc, LLB(Hons) (Melb).
  • Solicitor 1993-94.
  • Federal Legal Officer, Transport Workers' Union of Australia (TWU) 1994-98; Federal Assistant Secretary 1998-2000.
  • Assistant Secretary, Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) 2000-07.
    Description: provincial.
    Location: south-west of Melbourne; it includes the suburbs and towns of Anakie (part), Avalon, Batesford (part), Bell Park, Bell Post Hill, Breakwater, Clifton Springs (part), Corio, Curlewis, Drysdale, Fyansford (part), East Geelong, Geelong, North Geelong, South Geelong, Geelong West, Hamlyn Heights, Herne Hill, Lara, Leopold (part), Lovely Banks, Manifold Heights, Moolap, Newcomb, Newtown (part), Norlane, North Shore, Portarlington, St Albans Park, St Leonards, Rippleside, Thomson (part) and Whittington.
    Area: 989 sq km.

    Electors enrolled: 107 808 (at 2.7.16).
    Industries: stevedoring, vehicle manufacturing plant, meat processing, aluminium smelter, petroleum refinery, woollen mills, saltworks, poultry and mussel farming, fishing, wood chipping, wool scouring, fertiliser refining, tourism, tannery, carpet, clothing, shoes, chemical production and aeronautical services.