Rob Pyne was born in Gordonvale and raised in Edmonton in Cairns. Rob Pyne was born in 1967. He worked in various jobs, until breaking his neck in 1991, becoming a quadriplegic. As a result he received lengthy care in Princess Alexander Hospital.Rob married his fiancé Jenny while still in hospital. Subsequently, the pair returned to Cairns where they have lived in the suburbs of Bentley Park and Mount Sheridan.
After returning home, Rob completed a BA in History and Politics and a Law Degree. After that he worked at JCU from 2000 to 2007.Rob campaigned successfully for election to Cairns Regional Council in 2008. Consequently he completed two terms and then won election to the Queensland Parliament in 2015. As a result of his subsequent electoral defeat, Rob returned to Council, winning Division 2 in March 2020. Rob remains happily married to Jenny and they have one child, Kate.