Ellen Sandell

Deputy Leader of the Victorian Greens, State Member for Melbourne

I love Melbourne and our shared commitment to diversity and fairness.

I was first elected to Parliament in 2014, and was re-elected in the 2018 state election. I am the Deputy Leader of the Victorian Greens and Manager of Parliamentary Business. I'm also spokesperson for:

  • Climate Change and Energy
  • Environment (including forests, water and waste)
  • Treasury and Economic Development (including industry and trade, small business and tourism)
  • Arts
  • Emergency Services
  • Regional Development and Agriculture. 

Growing up in country Victoria, it was impossible not to form a strong bond with our environment. I trained as a scientist, and have worked hard for social justice all my adult life.

I know how important it is to take action on climate change. Before becoming an MP, I was the CEO of a national climate change non-profit organisation. I am proud to represent a party that is fighting for a clean economy, and to make Victoria 100% powered by renewable energy by 2030.   


Office of Ellen Sandell

146-148 Peel St, North Melbourne VIC 3051

Phone: (03) 9328 4637


Ellen's website



Climate Change and Emissions
Biodiversity, Environment and Forests
Gas and Resources
Emergency Services and Climate Disaster Preparedness

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Greens Renew Call To End To Native Forest Logging In Victoria As New Report Reveals Catastrophic Climate Impact

3 November, 2022 - An eye-opening Victorian Carbon Report was released today by the Victorian Forest Alliance. The report has found that in 2021 native fores...

Green light for recycling inquiry

6 March, 2019 - The Victorian Greens’ push for a parliamentary inquiry into the state's waste crisis has received unanimous support from the parliament. The ...

Address-in-reply: Governor's Speech

21 February, 2019 - Ms SANDELL (Melbourne) (15:49): It is truly an honour to stand here in this Parliament having been re-elected by my community, the peop...