|Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly|
18 September 1999 – 29 November 2014
|Preceded by||Steve Elder|
|Succeeded by||Louise Staley|
|Born||29 September 1959|
|Political party||Labor Party|
Helper was first elected in the 1999 election on the back of the anti-Kennett rural swing and has held this normally Liberal seat until his resignation in 2014. After the 2006 election Helper was appointed to the cabinet as Minister for Agriculture. He gained the small business portfolio in a reshuffle in August 2007 following the accession of John Brumby to the premiership.
- "Joe Helper". Re-member. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
|Parliament of Victoria|
| Member for Ripon
| Minister for Agriculture
| Minister for Small Business