Barry Steggall

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Barry Steggall
Member of Victorian Legislative Assembly for Swan Hill
In office
7 May 1983 (1983-05-07) – 29 November 2002 (2002-11-29)
Preceded byAlan Wood
Succeeded byPeter Walsh
Mayor of the City of Swan Hill
In office
Councillor in the City of Swan Hill
In office
Personal details
Barry Edward Hector Steggall

(1943-08-19) 19 August 1943 (age 80)
Swan Hill, Victoria
Political partyNational Party
Suzanne Margaret Harvey
(m. 1972)
Children1 son, 2 daughters
Parent(s)Norman and Dorothy (née Horsefall) Steggall

Barry Edward Hector Steggall (born 19 August 1943) is a former Australian politician. He was the National Party member for Swan Hill in the Victorian Legislative Assembly from 1983 to 2002.

Steggall was born in Swan Hill, Victoria, to primary producer Norman Henry Steggall and Dorothy Horsfall. He attended state schools at Canterbury, Fish Point and Swan Hill, and completed his education at Swan Hill High School. He received a Certificate of Wool Classing from the Gordon Institute of Technology in 1962, and embarked on a career in the wool industry. He was eventually president of APEX 1971–72. On 29 January 1972 he married Suzanne Margaret Harvey, with whom he had three children. He was a Swan Hill City Councillor 1973–83 (mayor 1980–82), and was the district president of the Country Party from 1976 to 1977.[1]

In 1983, Steggall was elected as the National member for Swan Hill. He became Senior Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier in 1992 and Parliamentary Secretary for State Development in 1996. He was Secretary to the Coalition from 1992 to 1999, and following Jeff Kennett's defeat in 1999 became Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Deputy Leader of the National Party. He retired from politics in 2002.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Steggall, Barry Edward Hector". Re-Member: a database of all Victorian MPs since 1851. Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 16 July 2020.


Parliament of Victoria
Preceded by Member for Swan Hill
Succeeded by