Member for Dubbo
Since he was elected to Parliament in 2011 Troy Grant has built a solid reputation as a hardworking member who dutifully represents the people in his electorate and those across regional NSW.
Born in Maitland and schooled in Tamworth, Troy has spent most of his adult life protecting his local community – over 20 years of his life was dedicated to the NSW Police Force before entering politics. During his time as a police officer Troy was based in North Western NSW, the New England and Hunter regions giving him the experience and thorough understanding of the wonderful people of regional NSW and the issues our communities are facing. It was during this time was also awarded two Commissioner’s Commendations for Courage in the line of duty.
When he was first elected into State Parliament, Troy was the first National to represent the seat after over a decade of independent control and has since proved to be a loyal and enthusiastic member for the communities of his electorate.
During his first term in parliament Troy served as a Parliamentary Secretary for Natural Resources (2011 – 2014) and as Chairman of the Joint Select Committee on Sentencing of Child Sexual Assault Offenders (2013 – 2014). He also led the parliamentary and community debate for the establishment of the NSW Special Commission of Inquiry and gave evidence into the Hunter paedophile hearings and the National Royal Commission into institutional child abuse.
Troy was promoted to Cabinet in April 2014 and has held a diverse portfolio in the ministry serving as the Minister for Regional Infrastructure and Services, Hospitality, Gaming & Racing, Tourism and Major Events, Trade and Investment, and the Arts – with each portfolio receiving record funding and reform under Troy.
In addition to being the proud Member for Dubbo, Troy served as the Deputy Premier of NSW and Leader of the NSW Nationals from October 2014 to November 2016 and lead the Nationals to victory at the 2015 State Election. Troy is the only Leader to return every sitting member standing for re-election to Parliament.
Troy currently serves as the Minister for Police and Minister for Emergency Services.
Troy lives in Dubbo with his wife Toni and their two children. He’s a passionate New South Welshman, Country Rugby League member and a supporter of the Newcastle Knights, Newcastle Jets, NSW Waratahs and Hawthorn FC.