Steph Hodgins-May

I'm Steph Hodgins-May, your new Greens Senator for Victoria.

Steph is a dedicated climate, environment and social justice campaigner, strategist and policy maker.

Steph’s background is in planning and environmental law, she worked as an adviser to the United Nations, successfully strengthening Australia’s position on the impact of the climate crisis on food security, negotiating stronger reef protections and increasing Australia’s humanitarian intake of refugees and asylum seekers.

Most recently, Steph has worked as the head of Pacific Strategic Climate Litigation for a major international not for profit, achieving landmark legal victories in deep allyship with Indigenous frontline Pasifika communities.

Steph is an experienced policy maker and adviser, including to former Greens Leader Senator Richard Di Natale. Her work in parliament helped to deliver Australia’s first medicinal cannabis legislation and brought dying with dignity to the forefront of the national debate, paving the way for voluntary euthanasia laws in Victoria.

Steph has spent over a decade building the Green’s capacity in inner city and regional electorates as a candidate, mentor and through office bearer roles.

Steph founded a local organic food business, grounded in her experience growing up on and managing the family farm in Central Victoria.

Steph lives with her partner and two young kids in St Kilda.

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Senator for Victoria

Steph's Portfolios

Early Childhood Education
Science, Industry & Innovation


Shop 2-3, 26 Lygon St, Brunswick East VIC 3057

Phone: (03) 9381 1446

Latest from Steph

First Speech - Senator Steph Hodgins-May

26 June, 2024 - My earliest memories are of helping to plant fruit orchards with my sister Carla, on the red volcanic soils at the base of Kangaroo Hills, where...

Welcome Senator Steph Hodgins-May!

23 May, 2024 - welcome steph! We’re thrilled that this month, Steph Hodgins-May was officially sworn in as our new Senator for Victoria. Steph is fired up an...

Labor’s budget falls short on childcare

15 May, 2024 - Greens Early Childhood Education and Care spokesperson Senator Steph Hodgins-May has criticised the Government’s decision to trumpet a surplus ov...

National Campaigns

Fix the Housing Crisis

Rents have increased 7 times faster than wages over the last year, while millions remain locked out of the housing market.

Make Price Gouging Illegal

We must hold Coles and Woolies to account for profiting off the cost of living crisis.

No More Coal & Gas

Labor are putting big corporations first, and our planet second. It's time to make it clear: no more coal & gas in a climate crisis.