Craig Crawford is the State Member for Barron River in Far North Queensland which covers the Northern Suburbs of Cairns as well as Kuranda.
Craig is currently the Minister for Seniors and Disability Services and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships. Craig was the Minister for Fire and Emergency Services from 2017-2020.
Born and raised on a dairy farm in the Western District of Victoria, he attended the local Technical School in Cobden.
Craig has proudly called Far North QLD home since moving to the Northern Beaches with his wife Rosalie in 2008 for the warmer tropical climate and spectacular landscape.
Since 2000, Craig worked as a Paramedic for Cairns Ambulance Station where he worked up until the State election in 2015. Prior to this, he was somewhat of an entrepreneur owning and managing small businesses’ in Victoria including a motel in Rutherglen and a locksmith business in Colac.
During his career in Victoria, Craig was a dedicated volunteer firefighter from age 17 and proudly worked his way up to becoming Brigade Captain.
A keen gardener and handy-man, Craig often has several home renos’ on the go. Craig can also be found camping and spending time with his wife Rosalie and beloved King Charles Cavalie’s Flik and Sulley.