- Born 5 May, 1948, Essendon Victoria Australia
- Occupation Parliamentarian
A member of the Australian Labor Party, Sherryl Garbutt was elected to the seat of Greensborough in 1989 at a by-election following the death of Pauline Toner; the seat of Greensborough was abolished in the 1990 redistribution. She was the Member (ALP) of Parliament for the Bundoora electorate from 1992-2006 and held the portfolios of Environment and Conservation and Women’s Affairs from 1999-2002 and Community Services from 2002-06. She did not contest the 2006 election.
Sherryl Garbutt completed her BA and DipEd at the University of Melbourne and her B.Ed. at La Trobe University. She worked as a secondary school teacher (1970 -1976) before she went to work as an Electorate Officer to the Hon. Pauline Toner, Member for Greensborough, in 1982. She was elected to the seat of Greensborough in 1989 at a by-election following the death of Pauline Toner.
After winning the Greensborough by-election, Garbutt became a member of the Education Caucus Committee and the Conservation and Environment Caucus Committee from 1989-92. She was also a member of the Natural Resources & Environment Parliamentary Committee (1991-1992) and the Community Development Committee (1992-1996).
In 1992 Garbutt became the Shadow Minister for Community Services and a year later the Shadow Minister for Women’s Affairs. She held both these positions until 1996 when she was made Shadow Minister for Environment, Conservation & Land Management and Shadow Minister for Water Resources from 1996-1999.
The mother of two adult children, her interests include bushwalking, camping and travel.
2016 - 2016
Inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women
- Minister for Women's Affairs, http://www.women.vic.gov.au/owa/owasite.nsf/pages/minister
- Sherryl Garbutt, MP Member for Bundoora, http://home.vicnet.au/~archa/garbutt/profile.html
- Trove: Garbutt, Sherryl (1948-), http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-727086
- Edited Book
- Carrying on the Fight: Women Candidates in Victorian Parliamentary Elections, Australian Women's Archives Project, 2008, http://www.womenaustralia.info/exhib/cws/home.html