Eastern Metropolitan Region
Parliament of Victoria, Live Broadcast
Liberal Victoria
The Hon Bruce Atkinson MLC
President of the Legislative Council
State Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region
From 9th January, 2017:
R19B, Level 3
Eastland Shopping Centre
(Best entrance is West 5 Carpark)
171 – 175 Maroondah Highway
Ringwood Vic 3134
PO BOX 508 | Ringwood VIC 3134
Telephone: (03) 9877 7188
Melway Ref: 49 H8


Bruce has relocated from Springvale Road, Nunawading to his new office:

R19B, Level 3,
Eastland Shopping Centre
(Best entrance is West 5 Carpark)

171 – 175 Maroondah Highway


The Honourable Bruce Atkinson is the President of the Legislative Council and a Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region, which includes many of the eastern suburbs and north eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

Trained in journalism, Bruce began his career as a cadet for the Newsads Group and later worked with the Fairfax and Leader newspaper groups.  After undertaking a youth research study in the Waverley area, Bruce was a marketing manager and centre manager in major shopping centres.

He then established his own public relations, marketing and publishing business with a focus on the retail industry and small business.

Bruce was a Councillor of the city of Nunawading prior to his election to State Parliament, serving two terms as Mayor of that city, which subsequently merged with Box Hill to become the Whitehorse City Council.

A member of the Liberal Party since 1969, Bruce was first elected to the Victorian Parliament in 1992 as the Member for the former Koonung Province and was elected as a Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region in 2006 and again in 2010.

Prior to being elected to the role of President of the Legislative Council, Bruce has held a number of roles in Parliament including: Parliamentary Secretary for Planning and Local Government, Shadow Minister for Small & Medium Enterprises, WorkCover and Sport & Recreation, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Business Development and Deputy President of the Legislative Council.

He has held public office in the eastern suburbs for 40 years, 17 in local government and more than 23 in State Parliament.

Bruce is a member of the Rotary Club of Nunawading and has a keen interest in sports including cricket, football and soccer.  He is also involved as a member of the Knox Club, Box Hill RSL and the National Trust.

Bruce attended Nunawading Primary School and Mitcham High School (now Mullauna College) and lives in Donvale.

20 April, 2018


Authorised by Hon Bruce Atkinson MLC. 153-155 Springvale Road, Nunawading VIC 3131
Funded from Parliament's Electorate Office and Communications Budget
Disclaimer. Whilst every precaution has been taken in the preparation of this website the publisher assumes no responsibility for errors and omissions. Neither is any liability assumed for damage resulting from the use of the information contained within this website.
Website by CatLink.net
back to top