Ciaran O’Brien – Candidate for Coogee

Ciaran was raised in the electorate of Coogee and still considers the area to be his home.

Growing up on Dutruc Street in Randwick, Ciaran often spent his time outside of school down at Coogee or Bronte beaches, skating and surfing – enjoying all the area had to offer.

Ciaran is an accomplished professional who served 6 years in the Royal Australian Navy in Naval Aerospace Engineering. 

After leaving the Navy, Ciaran went back to University to study Medical Science and a Master’s in Health Management and is currently a Doctor of Medicine student at The University of Sydney.

Ciaran works as the Campaign Director and Chief of Staff for The Small Business Party and is passionate about the safety and security of small businesses and their families right throughout the electorate.

Having formerly co-owned an I.T business, Ciaran knows first hand how hard it is for newer small businesses to be competitive in the market, and how difficult the compliance requirements can be.

Government make it hard for small business to thrive and this needs to change – as the nation’s biggest employer, we need support.

If elected to the seat of Coogee, Ciaran vows to fight for:

  • Better public transport – nothing has really changed in the region since the 90’s and improvements need to be made,
  • Working with council to regulate planning and stop over-development in the area, we should be protecting our region, not turning it into a high-rise jungle, and
  • Protecting our coastal environment, through supporting our beaches and surf clubs, and working to implement marine parks in the region to safeguard our ocean life.
“Small businesses are what turn a suburb into a community – i grew up in this wonderful community and I want it to still be here for my son, and his children into the future"

Get in touch with Ciaran today:

Phone: 0438 240 739




If we remove the burden of land tax from NSW, we reduce the overheads necessary for businesses to operate, but also assist with housing affordability for families and communities.

The Small Business Party believes that land tax is a significant inhibitor to business and family stability. As land taxes continue to rise in NSW, these costs need to be accounted for in some way and more often than not are passed onto those small businesses and families.

This is another tax on property in NSW, which is already heavily and unfairly taxed.

On average across Sydney in 2018 - land tax accounted for the following extra costs on private tenants and commercial lessees:

  • An average of $5028 in land tax (on a residential investment property)
    • This equals an extra $100 PER WEEK to the average renter in Sydney
  • An average of $21028 in land tax (on a commercial investment property)
    • This equals an extra $400 PER WEEK to the average commercial tenant in Sydney