About Trent Zimmerman

Trent has a proven record of working with residents, small business, schools, sporting and other local organisations to improve the North Sydney community. Locally, Trent Zimmerman will be working hard for:

  • Better transport
  • A strong economy, and
  • A sustainable environment


Trent is the Member for North Sydney in the Australian Parliament.  He was elected to Parliament at a by-election held on 5 December 2015. He has lived on the lower north shore for 15 years and he was a North Sydney Councillor between 2004 and 2012.

Prior to his election, Trent was the Deputy CEO of a peak national tourism and transport industry association. He served for many years on the ANZ board of the International Association for Public Transport and is currently Co-convenor of the Parliamentary Friends of Better Cities.

He is passionate supporting small businesses, especially in the digital and ICT sectors, and believes the electorate has a competitive advantage and great opportunity in becoming Sydney’s centre for innovation.  


Trent has lived in the electorate for over 14 years. In 2004, Trent was elected to the North Sydney Council and served for eight years. He was a strong voice for greater financial responsibility, the revitalisation of the North Sydney CBD and improved parking for both residents and businesses.

One of Trent’s proudest achievements on Council was helping secure a new SES headquarters in Waverton. He has previously served as a director of the Crows Nest Community Centre and Epilepsy Action Australia.

Trent was a member of the North Sydney Demonstration School Council and a local zone chair for the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal. He was the president of his local Rotary Club from 2015 to 2016 and is involved in other community organisations in North Sydney.


Trent was born and raised in Sydney. His late father was the principal of a primary school where he taught for 30 years. As a teacher, his father showed Trent the positive impact one person with good values can make on their local community. Trent, his sister Amanda, her husband and their children, and his mother Brenda are a close family. Trent is an especially proud uncle to his niece and nephew, Mackenzie and Zachary. They love having family and friends over for a Sunday roast or a BBQ in the garden.