Adam’s Story

Adam Marshall is the Former Member for Northern Tablelands in the NSW Parliament.

Having grown up on a farming property near Gunnedah, in the state’s North West, Adam is proud to have always lived and worked in country NSW. He attended Gunnedah South Public School then Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School in Tamworth.

Completing school, Adam returned home to help manage his family’s farming enterprises. He became a journalist, during which time he was elected to Gunnedah Shire Council, at the age of 19, in 2004.

Adam was elected Deputy Mayor in 2007 and then, at the age of 23, Mayor in 2008, a position he held until he stepped down from local government in 2012 to move to Armidale to study at the University of New England. During his time in local government, Adam also served as Chairman of the Namoi Regional Organisation of Councils (NamoiROC), Chairman of the NSW Country Mayors Association and Senior Vice President of Local Government NSW.

At a by-election in May 2013 Adam was elected to the NSW Parliament to represent the third largest seat in the State – Northern Tablelands. During his time in Parliament, Adam has chaired several committees and inquires and served as a Temporary Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.

Adam was returned at the March 2015 election and was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Northern NSW and Renewable Energy in 2016 and was promoted to his role as Minister for Tourism and Major Events, and Assistant Minister for Skills in 2017. Adam was re-elected in the March 2019 state election and was given the role as Minister for Agriculture and Minister for Western New South Wales. He was elected for his fourth term in the 2023 March elections and resigned on 13 May 2024.


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Gwydir Shire
Northern Tablelands – all areas
Armidale Regional
Glen Innes Severn Shire
Inverell Shire
Moree Plains Shire
Uralla Shire

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