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 is the Assistant Minister to the Treasurer.

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 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.

Since being appointed Assistant Minister in 2016, Chris has worked with the Treasurer on reforms to reduce red tape for business, improve industry participation policies and secure SA’s energy future. Chris is 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.