Members Information - Peter Ryan (Gippsland South)

Image of Peter Ryan

Hon Peter Ryan

Full Name

Hon Peter Julian Ryan


PartyThe Nationals
Current Portfolios
  • Deputy Premier
  • Leader of the Nationals
  • Minister for Regional and Rural Development
  • Minister for State Development
Ministerial AppointmentsDeputy Premier, Minister for Regional and Rural Development since December 2010. Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Minister for Bushfire Response December 2010- 13 March 2013. Minister for State Development since 13 March 2013.

Electorate Office

Address54B Cunninghame Street, Sale 3850
Phone(03) 5144 1987
Fax(03) 5144 7086
Postal AddressPO Box 145, Sale 3850

Ministerial Office

AddressLevel 3, 1 Treasury Place, Melbourne, VIC 3002
Phone(03) 9651 1222
Fax(03) 9651 1188




ElectorateGippsland South
HouseLegislative Assembly


PersonalBorn 30 October 1950, Married, one daughter, two sons.
InterestsWife and family, politics, all sports, reading, current affairs and music.


EducationShepparton HS (Year 12) 1968. Graduated Article Clerk's Course 1974 (RMIT). Admitted as Barrister and Solicitor, Supreme Court of Victoria 1 March 1974.
PublicationsContributions to periodicals.


Previous OccupationWarren Graham and Murphy (Sale) 1974-1990 (Partner 1976-1990, Managing Partner 1988-1990).

Parliamentary History

Committees ServiceLaw Reform Cttee 1992-96. LA Privileges Cttee 1992-99. Chairman, Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Cttee 1996-99.
Parliamentary Party PositionsShadow Minister for Rural Development, Shadow Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Shadow Minister for Corrections October 1999-July 2000. Deputy Leader of the National Party October-16 December 1999. The Nationals' Attorney-General Spokesperson December 2002-February 2008. Spokesperson for State and Regional Development, Spokesperson for Major Projects, Spokesperson for WorkCover December 2002-December 2006. Spokesperson for Gaming December 2002-February 2008. Spokesperson for Finance and Spokesperson for Regional and Rural Development December 2006-February 2008. Spokesperson for Innovation December 2002-December 2006. Shadow Minister for Regional and Rural Development February 2008-December 2010. Shadow Minister for Manufacturing, Exports and Trade February 2008-November 2009. Shadow Minister for Bushfire Response March 2009-December 2010. Shadow Minister for Police & Emergency Services November 2009-December 2010. Leader of the Nationals since December 2010.
Parliamentary ServiceElected MLA for Gippsland South October 1992. Re-elected 1996, 1999, November 2002, November 2006, November 2010.

Last Updated: 2013-03-13