Nicole Lawder

Member for Brindabella

Deputy Leader of the Opposition
Shadow Minister for Urban Services
Shadow Minister for Seniors
Shadow Minister for Heritage



Prior to entering the Assembly, Nicole worked in a range of private, public and third sector organisations, including tax, workplace relations, defence, Medicare, a NASA space tracking station, Deloitte Consulting and as CEO of national peak bodies in the areas of homelessness and disability.

Nicole graduated from ANU with a degree in Psychology and later went on to post-graduate study and gained a Masters of Business in eBusiness and Communication.

Nicole has served on a number of Boards and committees including the Tuggeranong Football Club, an AFL club in the North East Australian Football League. Last year Nicole was honoured to receive the President’s Award for service to the club. Nicole has been in the past, and is currently, a member of a number of government and business advisory committees, including in the areas of disability, aged care, accessible public transport, and telecommunications.

She has also been a volunteer for a range of organisations including Red Cross, Ronald McDonald House, the Community Fire Unit Fadden, organising Pink Footy Day for her football club, and many other activities.

Nicole came to Canberra in 1988 and has lived in Tuggeranong ever since. She is married with children, step children and grandchildren.



As a community we have much to be grateful for to our first responders. It’s a really tough job at the best of times - & this year has been more like the worst of times. Thank you for all that you do #TAFRD @ACT_ESA @ACTPolicing @ACTAmbulance @ACTFireRescue #ThankaFirstResponder

Violence against women in politics occurs in a variety of spaces, but @IPUparliament finds that online abuse is one of the most prevalent forms of #VAWIP experienced by politically active women. Some recent practitioner and academic studies [a thread of #VAWIPStudies]:

Virtual Storytime this morning reading to children at Blinky Bill Early Childhood Centre for #NationalSimultaneousStorytime @ALIANational #chickendivas #gowrie


To contact Nicole:

Phone: 02 6205 0323

Contact Nicole Lawder