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Mr (Tim) Timothy Carson CRAKANTHORP, B.Bus, M.Int MP

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Member of the Legislative Assembly
Member for Newcastle
Member of the Australian Labor Party
Contact Details
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Newcastle Electorate Office
A Mr Tim Crakanthorp, MP
414 Hunter Street
P (02) 4926 1126
F (02) 4926 2134
E [email protected]

Parliamentary Activity
Current Positions
Position Start Notes
Member for Newcastle 25 Oct 2014
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 25 Oct 2014
Prior Positions
Position Start End Period Notes
Minister for Skills, TAFE and Tertiary Education 05 Apr 2023 03 Aug 2023 3 months 30 days
Minister for the Hunter 05 Apr 2023 03 Aug 2023 3 months 30 days
Shadow Minister for Skills and TAFE 12 Jun 2021 28 Mar 2023 1 year 9 months 17 days
Shadow Minister for Tertiary Education 12 Jun 2021 28 Mar 2023 1 year 9 months 17 days
About the Newcastle Electorate

Includes partially or wholly the following localities and postcodes. 

Localities: Adamstown, Bar Beach, Broadmeadow, Carrington, Cooks Hill, Fern Bay, Fullerton Cove, Georgetown, Hamilton, Hamilton East, Hamilton North, Hamilton South, Hexham, Islington, Kooragang, Maryville, Mayfield, Mayfield East, Mayfield North, Mayfield West, Merewether, Merewether Heights, New Lambton, Newcastle, Newcastle East, Newcastle West, Sandgate, Stockton, The Hill, The Junction, Tighes Hill, Warabrook, Waratah, Wickham. 

Postcodes: 2289, 2291, 2292, 2293, 2294, 2295, 2296, 2297, 2298, 2300, 2302, 2303, 2304, 2305, 2318, 2322

Area: 123.092 square kilometres

Enrolment: 56,959

Political Party Activity

First joined the Australian Labor Party in 1993. Served as secretary of Mount Hutton Branch, Wickham Branch, Newcastle LGC, Newcastle SEC. President of Newcastle LGC. State Conference delegate, State Policy Committee member. Elected Labor Councillor on Newcastle City Council for two terms. Former Chair of the State Parliamentary Labor Caucus.

Community Activity

Patron of Newcastle Justices of the Peace, Stockton Cricket Club, Hillcrest Tennis Club, and Young Peoples Theatre Newcastle. Former board member of Westpac Rescue Helicopter and Northern Settlement Services. Chair of the Throsby Creek Government Agencies Committee and Newcastle Live Music Taskforce. Member of the Public Service Association.

Local Government Activity

2008 to 2016, Councillor, Newcastle City Council

Military Service

Honours Received


Married with four children.

Qualifications, Occupations and Interests


Intermediate and Advanced Industrial Law Certificates

Bachelor of Business, Charles Sturt University

Master of International Studies, University of Sydney


President of Charles Sturt University Students Association, Clerk Workers' Educational Association (WEA), Department of Community Services Disability Support Worker, Environmental Education Centre Indonesia, Electorate Officer to Tanya Plibersek MP, Allan Morris MP and Sharon Grierson MP, Communications Manager Mine Safety, Senior Policy Officer NSW Mine Safety Advisory Council, Principal Policy Officer NSW Mine Safety, Councillor Newcastle City Council.


Surfing, running, football, rugby league, bike riding, camping, reading, music and art

Additional Information

Inaugural Speech, 13 November 2014: