Rob Molhoek MP


Elected in 2012, Rob is the current State Member for Southport and the Chief Opposition Whip in the Queensland Parliament. Born in Southport, Rob grew up here, went to school in Southport and has raised his family here. As a father of four grown-up sons he understands only too well the challenges families face.

Rob has worked hard to deliver so many important local and community projects including the redevelopment of the Broadwater Parklands, Gold Coast Aquatic Centre and the revitalisation of the Southport CBD. While in Council he championed Stage 1 of the Light Rail, Robina Stadium and delivered major city-wide infrastructure projects like the raising of Hinze Dam, Gold Coast’s desalination plant and many significant road and park upgrades.


Since his entry into State Parliament he has continued to fight hard for our city. He fought hard for the Commonwealth Games and games Infrastructure including Stage 2 of Gold Coast Light Rail, and vital road upgrades to Smith St, Olsen Ave, Ferry Rd, High St, Ross St and Bundall Road.


As the State Member for Southport his enduring goals include further extensions of the light and heavy rail networks from Helensvale to Gold Coast Airport, more public and affordable housing, continued revitalisation of CBD Southport, better health services, a fairer go for young people, more jobs, cracking down on drugs and serious crime. Rob will continue to fight for a safer and more inclusive community, better protection of frontline emergency service workers, more police, less domestic and family violence and work to ensure the Gold Coast is among the most welcoming and safest cities in the world.


Rob’s first job was packing bread roles after school at Gold Coast Bakeries. From school he joined Woolworths eventually transitioning from retail into his dream career in media and communications. From humble beginnings as Radio Station Manager of Hits and Memories 2BH in Broken Hill, his media career eventually led him home to the Gold Coast via positions in Tasmania and Victoria, returning as General Manager of Sea FM Limited, operating 38 radio stations around Australia and local stations 90.9 Sea FM (now Hit Radio) & 92.5 Gold FM (now Triple M).


Since then Rob has had a broad range of experiences both here and overseas, today he is an accomplished business and community leader. He understands the challenges small businesses face, juggling expenses and cash-flows, leading people, dealing with red-tape and technology while seeking to increase sales and meet customer’s expectations. He believes businesses need to be free to thrive, but must also invest in the welfare of our community and people.

Outside of work Rob has an extensive range of not-for-profit board experience. He was a founding director and investor in the Gold Coast NRL Titans, founding Chairman of the Gold Coast Community Fund and is today the longest serving director of Bravehearts the charity committed to protecting our kids from Child Sexual Abuse. He is currently an ambassador and fundraiser for the Vinnies CEO Sleepout, which raises money to help provide accommodation and services to the homeless. He is also a strong advocate and champion of Southport based Domestic Violence support services.


Rob’s previous public service roles include:

  • Assistant Minister for Child Safety;
  • Assistant Minister for State Planning Reform & Development;
  • Member, State Cabinet Committee Infrastructure and Planning
  • Brisbane Urban Futures Board
  • Shadow Minister for Housing & Public Works;
  • Deputy Chair of Queensland Transportation, Public Works and Utilities committees.
  • Gold Coast City Councilor & Chair of Finance & Internal Services;
  • Chair City of Gold Coast Disaster Management Relief Committee;
  • Member City of Gold Council Water Sustainability & Sewerage Committee;
  • Member City of Gold Council Strategic Growth Management;
  • Member City of Gold Council Health & Community Services.


Rob’s previous community service & charitable roles include:

  • Member and Founding Chairman of the Gold Coast Community Fund;
  • Director, Runaway Bay Junior Leagues Club;
  • Director and Deputy Chairman Gold Coast Tropicarnival & Gold Coast Eisteddfod;
  • Director and past Chairman Community Radio Station Juice 107.3;
  • Committee Member, Labrador Senior Citizens Management Committee;
  • Parent & Director, Runaway Bay Junior Leagues Club;
  • Member Executive Olympic 2000 Team Fund, Gold Coast;
  • Committee Member, Gold Coast Show Society;
  • Director and Chairman, Broken Hill YMCA Incorporated;
  • Director, Cornerstone Enterprises Pty Ltd (Far West NSW);
  • Committee Member, John Bell’s Employment in the Community for Young People;
  • Director/Member, Victorian State Government NE Flood Disaster Recovery Trust;
  • Director and past National President, Bravehearts;
  • Director and past Chairman of the Gold Coast Titans Community Foundation;
  • Foundation Director of the Gold Coast NRL Bid Team (now Gold Coast NRL Titans);
  • Elder and past Convenor, Southport Church of Christ Board;
  • Chairman, Victorian Federation of Radio Broadcasters;
  • Patron, Labrador Tigers Australian Rules Football Club;
  • Patron, Labrador Tigers Cricket Club;
  • Patron, Gold Coast Model Railway Workshop;
  • Patron, Gold Coast City Wind Orchestra;
  • Patron, Gold Coast Hockey Association;
  • Patron, Broadwater Southport Rotary Kokoda Beach Classic
  • Ambassador, Vinnie’s CEO Sleepout


Warmest regards


Rob Molhoek MP

State Member for Southport

Chief Opposition Whip

Queensland Parliament


M: 0430 209995



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