Kristy McBain

Kristy Louise McBain (born 29 September 1982) is an Australian politician.

Kristy McBain

Member of Parliament for Eden-Monaro
Assumed office
4 July 2020
Preceded byMike Kelly
Mayor of Bega Valley Shire
In office
29 September 2016 (2016-09-29)  1 March 2020 (2020-03-01)
Preceded byMichael Britten
Succeeded bySharon Tapscott
Personal details
Born (1982-09-29) 29 September 1982
Traralgon, Victoria, Australia
Political partyAustralian Labor Party
Alma materUniversity of Canberra

Personal life

McBain was born in Traralgon, Victoria.[1] Her family moved to the Bega Valley in the 1990s and ran a small sporting store in Merimbula.[2]

McBain attended Eden Marine High School, before completing a double degree in Law/Communications at the University of Canberra.[3]

McBain met her husband Brad in high school and runs a small plumbing business.[2] They and their three children live in Tura Beach.[3]

Political career

McBain became a councilor for Bega Valley Shire in September 2012 and became the mayor in September 2016.[4][1]

McBain resigned as mayor and councilor in March 2020 to contest the July 2020 Eden-Monaro by-election for the Labor Party. She won the seat for the party with 50.4% of the two-party-preferred vote and was sworn in as a member of parliament on 24 August 2020.[5]


  1. "Ms Kristy McBain MP". Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  2. "Member for Eden-Monaro". Australian Labor Party. Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  3. "About Kristy McBain". Kristy McBain MP. Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  4. McKnight, Albert (1 May 2020). "Kristy McBain's step to federal politics welcomed; mayoral election planned to replace her". Bega District News. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  5. "Federal parliament returns for historic sitting in pandemic; Labor MP Kristy McBain sworn in". Townsville Bulletin. 24 August 2020.
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Mike Kelly
Member for Eden-Monaro
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