Ellen Sandell

Photography by Julian Meehan

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.   

    I'm passionate about bringing power back into public hands. For too long, electricity retailers have raked in huge profits while everyday Victorians struggle to make ends meet. But we can do something about it! Take a look at my announcement of the Greens' plan for a public energy retailer below. 


    Office of Ellen Sandell

    146-148 Peel St, North Melbourne VIC 3051

    Phone: (03) 9328 4637


    Ellen's website



    Climate Change and Energy
    Treasury and Economic Development 
    Emergency Services
    Regional Development and Agriculture

    Take Action

    Get involved with Ellen Sandell's current campaigns.

    Our State. Not For Sale.

    The Victorian Labor Government is selling off important public assets, just like former Liberal Premier Jeff Kennett did.

    Fix Housing

    Melbourne’s housing is in crisis. It’s time to increase housing affordability & ensure everyone has a home by getting our Governments to make real changes.


    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...

    Greens MP admits to trying MDMA as party introduces bill for pill testing

    21 February, 2019 - 9 News:  Victorian Greens MP Ellen Sandell has admitted to trying drugs while a student as her party pushes for pill testing following a spate of festival deaths.

    Remembering Black Saturday

    7 February, 2019 - This week, most Victorians will think back to exactly where they were on Black Saturday. For many, the memories are still incredibly raw a...

    Budget an opportunity to learn the mistakes of past privatisation

    10 April, 2018 - The Victorian Greens are calling on Labor to learn from past mistakes and stop outsourcing key government functions in their submission for the...

    Greens force rethink of public housing privatisation

    17 November, 2017 - The Greens have forced a rethink of the government's plan to privatise public housing estates, supporting the revocation of a planning schem...

    Victoria needs an emissions trading scheme

    8 December, 2016 - Victoria should work with the Eastern states to develop an emissions trading scheme, like former Premiers Bracks, Beattie and Carr did in 200...

    Solar customers to lose out under Labor and Liberal plans

    23 November, 2016 - Greens energy spokesperson Ellen Sandell says solar customers are set for higher power bills, regardless of whether the Victorian Government...

    Greens urge Victorian Labor not to give in to Frydenberg's pro-gas agenda at COAG tomorrow

    18 August, 2016 - Greens energy spokesperson Ellen Sandell says the Victorian Government needs to resist federal energy Minister Josh Frydenberg’s calls for the...