Shane Knuth

Member for Dalrymple Electorate (QLD)

Like most Australians, Shane Knuth has had to work for everything he has.

He was born in Tully, the third of five children.

Shane is KAP’s Member for Dalrymple, and he has been elected to the Queensland Parliament three times since first winning his community’s support in 2004.


With boundary changes made in Queensland, the seat of Darlymple has been abolished. Shane is standing for the seat of Hill.


The newly created seat of Hill includes the communities of Dimbulah, Atherton, Herberton, Mount Garnet, Yungaburra, Malanda, Millaa Millaa, Babinda, Mirwinni, Innisfail, Mission Beach and Tully.


Shane is a family man and has four children with his wife, Heather: Anna ; Joel; Daniel; and Naomi.


He also owns a small pastoral property and understands the pressures faced by rural and regional communities.


Shane has extensive Parliamentary experience and has overseen Shadow Portfolios for Communities and Disabilities and Mines and Energy. He has also been Parliamentary Secretary for the Shadow Minister for Northern Development and held positions on number of Parliamentary committees.


Before entering politics, Shane worked for Queensland Rail for 19 years.

Shane is a keen sportsman and was a member of the Charters Towers Queensland Rail Silver Spike race team that won the State Titles in 1997, 1998 and 1999.


Shane is also keenly interested in Rugby League and represented Australia and Queensland at a number of junior levels. Shane has played 13 A Grade games for North Queensland and 90 first grade games for Redcliffe, including as a member of the Charters Towers Miners A-Grade Premier team.


Shane is actively involved in his local church community and is a supporter of outdoor recreational activities. He is also involved in several community groups and activities.


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If you would like to get in touch with Shane, or volunteer to help for his campaign, please call us on 07 4401 5037.

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