Phone:
(03) 5133 9088

Office:
66 George Street, Morwell 3840

Russell Northe

Russell Northe was elected the Member for Morwell at the 2006 State Election.  He was re-elected to the seat during the 2010 and 2014 State Elections.

Russell is currently the Shadow Minister for Consumer Affairs and Liquor & Gaming Regulation.  Russell served as the Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business from December 2010 – March 2014, Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism April 2013 – March 2014 and Minister for Energy and Resources & Small Business March – December 2014.

The lower house seat of Morwell includes the cities of Traralgon, Morwell and Churchill.

A former business manager and football champion, Russell is passionate about working on behalf of his constituents.

Russell commenced his working career as an apprentice plumber & gasfitter prior to working in both the retail and energy sector. In the early 2000s he moved into the resource sector as a business manager, a role he continued in until his election to Parliament in 2006.  

Russell loves the challenge of working on behalf of his constituents.  A ‘born and bred' Gippslander, he sees health, education and jobs as some of the key areas that he will continue to work for improvements in on behalf of Latrobe Valley residents.

Russell works very closely with his local community and all levels of government to achieve better outcomes for the Latrobe Valley and Gippsland.

Married to Jenny, they have three sons and are very involved in their pursuits especially through sport and recreation.

Jenny is a keen runner and golfer, whilst Russell is well known as a country football champion who played over 300 games for the Traralgon Football Club and featured in seven premierships, including three as senior Coach.

Outside of football, Russell takes a keen interest in a range of sports and community events and is actively involved in his children’s various activities.

He is also the Chairperson of the Latrobe L2P program that seeks to provide learner driver hours for disadvantaged youth. Russell also is a member of the State Parliaments Lions Club and an honorary Rotarian through the Morwell Rotary Club along with being a Life Member of the Traralgon Football Netball Club and the Gippsland Football League. 

When asked why he sought election to State Parliament, Russell says, “As a father with three children, I want my family to be able to enjoy the great lifestyle we have to offer in Gippsland and a safe and secure future.

“I’m passionate about our region and I believe we need a strong representative who will always stand up for us. Gippsland contributes an enormous amount to the wealth of this state but when I look around at our facilities and services, I think there is more that we as a Government can do.”

“By working together we really can make a difference and this has been demonstrated by the number of achievements the Coalition Government delivered since the 2010 State election.”