Cr Peter Lawless is married to Carol and they have four adult children and six grandchildren. Cr Lawless and his eldest son Nathan and wife Kara work in the grain industry. Cr Lawless is a past President and Secretary of the Tungamah Football Netball Club and past President of the Yarrawonga Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF), Burramine Tennis Club and has served on the Yarrawonga Saleyards Committee.
Cr Lawless is currently President of the Jubilee Park Recreation Reserve, Burramine Community Hall Committee and the Burramine Sports Club. He is also Captain of the Burramine CFA and has served on the VFF Grains Group for 20 years, recently stepping down as Vice President.
Cr Lawless was also involved in representing Moira and surrounding Councils on rail infrastructure which resulted in the upgrade of the Benalla/Oaklands line attracting funding for the upgrade of the Tungamah – Telford Road. This is Cr Lawless’s first term as a Councillor.