Chris Picton

Minister for Police
Minister for Correctional Services
Minister for Emergency Services
Minister for Road Safety
Minister Assisting the Minister for Health
Minister Assisting the Minister for Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Member of Executive Council

Contact details

Phone (08) 8463 6641

Email Contact the Minister


Level 2, 45 Pirie Street

Postal Address
GPO Box 668


Chris is the Member for Kaurna in the southern suburbs of Adelaide and recently became the Minister for Police, Minister for Correctional Services, Minister for Emergency Services and Minister for Road Safety.

He was educated at public schools in Adelaide and graduated from Flinders University with a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice and a Bachelor of Arts.

Before entering Parliament he served as Chief of Staff to the Federal Attorney-General and Minister for Emergency Management, Nicola Roxon, as an Associate Director at Deloitte Access Economics and as Chief of Staff to former SA Health Minister John Hill. His significant areas of policy work included tobacco-control programs and public hospital reforms.

In 2016 to 2017 Chris was the Assistant Minister to the Treasurer and worked on reforms to reduce red tape for business, improve industry participation policies and secure SA’s energy future. Chris was also the Convenor of the SA Labor Party's Platform Committee.

Chris lives in Port Noarlunga with his wife and young daughter. When he has time he enjoys swimming, volunteer surf life saving, attending Crows matches and walking his dog on the beach.