Meet Trent



Trent Zimmerman is the Member for North Sydney in the Australian Parliament. He was first elected to Parliament in a by-election on 5 December 2015 and re-elected at the 2016 and 2019 general elections.

Trent is the Chair of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport. He is also the member of the Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy, the Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts and the House Privileges Committee. He is Convenor of the Coalition Friends of Tourism, Co-Convenor of several bi-partisan Parliamentary Friendship Groups including SBS, Rare Diseases and the Australian Catholic University. He is also Chair of the Parliamentary Friends of Armenia and Argentina.

Before entering Parliament, Trent was Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF), the peak national industry association for those sectors. His role at TTF included advocacy for Australian tourism and public transport. His career has also included advisor roles with senior federal government ministers. He is a former board member of the International Association for Public Transport (UITP) ANZ Branch and a board member of Epilepsy Action Australia.

Trent served on North Sydney Council between 2004 and 2012 as an elected Councillor. His past community involvement has included board positions on the Crows Nest Community Centre, the Kirribilli-Ex-Services Club and the School Council of North Sydney Demonstration School. He is currently patron of the North Sydney Returned Services League (RSL) sub-branch, Northbridge Golf Club, Cammeray Golf Club, Hunters Hill Rugby Union Club, the Lower North Shore Justices Association and Community Connect Transport.

Trent has been a member of the Liberal Party for over 30 years. He has served as State President of the NSW Liberal Party and is a former state and national president of the Young Liberal Movement of Australia.

Trent has lived on the lower north shore of Sydney for 20 years. He lives in the North Sydney electorate with his partner, Carlos.