Vickie Chapman was born on Kangaroo Island and educated at Parndana Area School, moving to Adelaide to attend Pembroke College, before studying Law at Adelaide University.
After graduating in 1978, Vickie became a Barrister and Solicitor and for many years ran her own small business, Chapman and Associates.
Vickie’s career changed direction in 2001 when she was preselected as the Liberal Party’s candidate for the seat of Bragg. Vickie was elected as the Member for Bragg on the 9 February 2002 and is very proud to continue to represent the constituents of Bragg.
During her political career Vickie has been a trailblazer, achieving several “firsts”. Vickie was the first female to become the President of the South Australia Liberal Party, and in 2018 following the election of the Marshall Liberal Government, Vickie was appointed as South Australia’s first female Deputy Premier and Attorney General. Vickie is also the Minister for Planning and Local Government.
As Attorney-General Vickie is particularly focused on addressing domestic and family violence, ensuring the vulnerable are protected and supported, and having a well-functioning courts system.