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Brian Wightman

Brian Wightman

Brian Wightman is first generation Tasmanian, born in 1976 to parents William and Mary who migrated from Belfast, North Ireland in 1971 to begin a new life and raise a family.

Brian attended Trevallyn Primary School and Riverside High School before graduating from Launceston College in 1993. He obtained a Bachelor of Education at the University of Tasmania in 1997 and a Master of Education in 2004.

Brian is the former Principal of Winnaleah District High School and Branxholm Primary School as well as a member of Learning Services North – Schools Improvement Board. He is the President of the North Eastern Football Union, a member and former committee delegate of the Bridport Golf Club, Trevallyn Tennis Club and Riverside Golf Club. Brian is also a member of the Australian Education Union and was a teacher at Port Dalrymple School in George Town for seven years before being elected in the electorate of Bass at the State election in 2010.

When first elected as a Member of Parliament in the House of Assembly, Brian was the Government Whip and Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier with a focus on the Northern Economy.

Due to the resignation of Treasurer Michael Aird, a cabinet reshuffle resulted in Brian becoming the Attorney General, Minister for Justice and Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage.


Brian is married to Katie and they have two children, William and Beatrix.

Contact Details

Ministerial Office Address: Level 2/10 Murray Street, HOBART  TAS  7000

Phone: 03 6233 9237 

Fax: 03 6233 4980

Electorate Office Address: 401B Invermay Road, MOWBRAY  TAS  7240

Phone: 03 6336 5221 

Fax:  03 6326 1052

Email:  Brian.Wightman@dpac.tas.gov.au