Sarah Hanson-Young

Senator for SA

With a background in activism and campaigning, Sarah Hanson-Young has brought a strong human rights focus to her years in Federal Parliament.

Since entering the Senate in 2008, Sarah has worked tirelessly to change the national conversation around people seeking asylum and has called for those in need to be treated with respect.


Sarah is also a strong supporter of marriage equality and has fought to protect South Australia’s precious water resources while ensuring that Australian families have access to high quality early education and care.

Sarah has backed diverse initiatives to encourage equality of opportunity for women and children across Australia. She worked to establish a Commonwealth Commissioner for Children and Young People and continues to call for the release of all children from immigration detention in Australia and on Nauru.

She was named a World Economic Forum, Young Global Leader in 2016 and will continue to stand up for the rights of vulnerable people in Australia and around the world.

Her portfolios include: Education, Water and Murray-Darling Basin, Arts, Nuclear, Communications, and Finance and Trade.

Contact Sarah

Electorate Office

Level 7, 147 Pirie Street
Adelaide SA 5000

Phone (08) 8227 0425
Fax (08) 8227 0426

Canberra Office

Senate suite S1-43
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone (02) 6277 3430
Fax (02) 6277 5819

Sarah's website

Current Campaigns

Get involved with Sarah's latest work

Close the Camps

We will keep fighting until every single person detained on Manus and Nauru is brought to freedom.

Axe the tampon tax

For too long, successive governments have been happy to let this sexist tax persist. Get behind our push to end this unfair tax on biology.

Join us to fight for family reunions

Will you stand with us to defeat this latest attack on families and multiculturalism?