About Josh

Josh Burns is Labor’s Federal Member for Macnamara, after being elected in 2019.

Born and raised in Caulfield, Josh has lived locally his entire life. As the grandson of migrants who left Europe and settled in Melbourne in search of a safe place to raise their families, Josh knows the importance of upholding a multicultural and multifaith Australia – and the profound role education can play in changing lives.

Before representing our community in Parliament, Josh previously worked as a teacher’s aide and a factory hand, and served as an adviser in state and federal governments.

Over the past three years, Josh has stood up for local businesses and workers during the pandemic, especially those hardest hit in hospitality and the creative industries.

He has been a strong advocate for progressive change – addressing housing affordability, tackling the homelessness crisis and ensuring Australia takes meaningful action on climate change.

Josh is deeply committed to reconciliation with our First Australians in line with the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

Josh lives in Macnamara with his wife Zoe, their daughter Tia, and dog Larry.

You can read Josh’s first speech here


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    219 Barkly Street, St Kilda, Victoria 3182
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    Josh Burns MP respectfully acknowledges the past and present traditional owners of the land of the Indigenous people, the traditional custodians of this land, and respect their culture and identity which has been bound up with the land and sea for generations.