Married with four children and one grandchild, Darren Winter is a long-time Hobart resident and owner of the Lauderdale Bakehouse which he has operated for 16 years.

An excellent footballer, he played with the Geelong and Essendon reserves before moving to Tasmania in 1989, where he amassed 240 games and was part of nine premierships with the Clarence District Football Club, three as a playing coach.