Darren Chester MP

Darren Chester MP

Member for Gippsland, Victoria

Shadow Minister for Regional Education Shadow Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Territories

The Nationals

Total Interests: 34

Latest alteration: Travel or hospitality - 6/02/24

Source: Statement of Registrable Interests - this contains interests declared as at 11/04/22 and alterations since then.  

This statement contains interests declared as at the dissolution of the previous parliament on 11/04/22 and any alterations since then, including new interests and amendments and deletions to existing interests. The date of an alteration is when it was declared to the register, not when the change occurred.

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Breach: Chester failed to declare tickets to Wimbledon Championship provided by Lawn Tennis Association on July 5, 2023 within the required 28 days (2 August). He declared the tickets on 10 August 2023.

1. Shareholdings

Shareholdings - 4 records

Shareholdings in public and private companies, including any holding or subsidiary companies

DateRepPersonName of company
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenSelfOPTISCAN
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenSelfAXXA
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenSpouse/partnerNil
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenDependent childrenNil

2. Family and business trusts

Family and business trusts - 3 records

Family and business trusts and nominee companies

i. in which a beneficial interest is held

DateRepPersonName of trust/nominee companyNature of its operationBeneficial interest
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenSelfCHESTER FAMILY TRUST NO LONGER TRADING PRIMARY
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenSpouse/partnerCHESTER FAMILY TRUST NO LONGER TRADING PRIMARY
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenDependent childrenCHESTER FAMILY TRUST NO LONGER TRADING PRIMARY

2. Family and business trusts

Family and business trusts - 3 records

ii. in which someone is a trustee

DateRepPersonName of trust/nominee companyNature of its operationBeneficial interest
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenSelfNil
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenSpouse/partnerNil
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenDependent childrenNil

3. Real Estate

Real Estate - 6 records

Real estate, including the location (suburb or area only) and the purpose for which it is owned

DateRepPersonLocationPurpose
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenSelfKingston ACTRESIDENTIAL (NOTE 50% OWNERSHIP)↳ Now 100% ownership. Updated 25/10/22
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenSelfIvanhoe VICINVESTMENT
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenSelfLakes Entrance VICINVESTMENT
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenSelfLakes Entrance VICRESIDENTIAL
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenSpouse/partnerLakes Entrance VIC RESIDENTIAL
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenDependent childrenNil

4. Directorships

Directorships - 3 records

Registered directorships of companies

DateRepPersonName of companyActivities of company
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenSelfNil
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenSpouse/partnerNil
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenDependent childrenNil

5. Partnerships

Partnerships - 3 records

Partnerships, including the nature of the interests and activities of the partnership

DateRepPersonNameNature of interestsActivities
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenSelfNil
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenSpouse/partnerNil
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenDependent childrenNil

6. Liabilities

Liabilities - 5 records

Liabilities, including the nature of the liability and the name of the creditor

DateRepPersonLiabilityCreditor
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenSelfMORGAGE - KINGSTONBENDIGO BANK
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenSelfMORTGAGE - IVANHOE WESTPAC
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenSelfMORTGAGE - LAKES ENTRANCEWESTPAC
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenSpouse/partnerNil
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenDependent childrenNil

7. Bonds

Bonds - 3 records

Bonds, debentures and like investments

DateRepPersonType of investmentBody in which investment is held
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenSelfNil
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenSpouse/partnerNil
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenDependent childrenNil

8. Savings or investment accounts

Savings - 3 records

Savings or investment accounts, including the nature of the account and the name of the bank or financial institution

DateRepPersonName of bank/institution
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenSelfWESTPAC
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenSpouse/partnerWESTPAC
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenDependent childrenWESTPAC

9. Other assets

Other assets - 3 records

The nature of any other assets (excluding household and personal effects) each valued at over $7,500

DateRepPersonNature of any other assets
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenSelfPRIVATE SUPERANNUATION FUNDS
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenSpouse/partnerPRIVATE SUPERANNUATION FUNDS
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenDependent childrenNil

10. Other income

Other income - 3 records

The nature of any other substantial sources of income (excluding official salary)

DateRepPersonNature of income
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenSelfNil
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenSpouse/partnerSelf Employed - Disability sector
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenDependent childrenCasual Work - Surf Lifesaving Victoria and YMCA

11. Gifts

Gifts - 7 records

Gifts of more than $750 from official sources (e.g. a foreign or domestic government, or officeholder in a government) or at more than $300 from non-official sources. Gifts from family or friends do not need to be declared unless a member or senator judges that it could create an appearance of a conflict of interest.

DateRepPersonDetails of gifts
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenSelfPAY TV SUBSCRIPTION - ELECTORATE OFFICE [provided by the Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association]
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenSelfMEMBERSHIP PRESS CLUB
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenSelfMEMBERSHIP GOLF CLUB
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenSelfMEMBERSHIP Virgin Lounge
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenSelfMEMBERSHIP Qantas Lounge [Chairman's Lounge]
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenSpouse/partnerNil
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenDependent childrenNil

12. Travel or hospitality

Travel or hospitality - 12 records

Sponsored travel or hospitality where the value exceeds $300

DateRepPersonDetails of travel/hospitality
06/02/2024Chester, DarrenSelfTwo tickets to Australian Open Day Session January 20, 2024 provided by Tennis Australia
06/02/2024Chester, DarrenSelfKooyong Tennis Experience, guest of Parliamentary Friends of Tennis, January 27, 2024
25/09/2023Chester, DarrenSelfSponsored trip to UAE September 18-22 2023 by UAE Ministry of - Foreign Affairs for Australian Political Delegation to UAE
10/08/2023Chester, DarrenSelf2 Tickets to Wimbledon Championship provided by Lawn Tennis Association on July 5, 2023 [should've been declared within 28 days, 2 August 2023]
08/02/2023Chester, DarrenSelf2 Tickets - Tennis Australia - Australia Open January 22, 2023
14/12/2022Chester, DarrenSelfUpgrade for myself and spouse from Premium Economy to Business Class on flight QF 0022 departing Dallas 7/12/22
14/12/2022Chester, DarrenSpouse/partnerUpgrade for myself and spouse from Premium Economy to Business Class on flight QF 0022 departing Dallas 7/12/22
03/08/2022Chester, DarrenSelfJuly 2022 - FIJI ARLI Tour (Save the Children Fund) for Member and Spouse - Accommodation, food, domestic flight and internal transport
03/08/2022Chester, DarrenSpouse/partnerJuly 2022 - FIJI ARLI Tour (Save the Children Fund) for Member and Spouse - Accommodation, food, domestic flight and internal transport
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenSelfNil
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenSpouse/partnerNil
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenDependent childrenNil

13. Memberships

Memberships - 3 records

Membership of any organisation where a conflict of interest with a member's or senator's public duties could foreseeably arise or be seen to arise

DateRepPersonName of organisation
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenSelfNil
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenSpouse/partnerNil
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenDependent childrenNil

14. Other Interests

Other Interests - 3 records

Any other interests where a conflict of interest with a member's or senator's public duties could foreseeably arise or be seen to arise

DateRepPersonNature of interests
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenSelfNil
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenSpouse/partnerNil
11/04/2022Chester, DarrenDependent childrenNil

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