Sue Pennicuik

MLC for Southern Metropolitan

Sue is the Victorian Greens spokesperson on Education, Arts, Justice, Corrections, Police, Racing and Animal Welfare.

Sue is a passionate advocate for evidence based justice policies, greater investment in public education and the arts and the abolition of all cruel and inhumane treatment of animals in sport, recreation, entertainment, agriculture and our environment.

Sue joined the Greens in 1996 because of the Greens’ commitment to social justice, democracy, peace and ecological sustainability - putting people and the planet first. She volunteered in many roles in her local area and at the state and national levels particularly in policy development and state and local campaign coordination.

She was elected to state parliament in 2006, 2010 and 2014, representing the Southern Metropolitan region of Melbourne where she has lived for almost 30 years.

Before entering parliament, Sue was involved in local community groups and worked for the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), where she coordinated national occupational health and safety (OHS) campaigns including tackling stress and bullying at work, safer working hours and banning asbestos.

Sue has degrees in Arts and Applied Science (Phys Ed), a Dip. Ed. and a Masters in Environmental Science.


Office of Sue Pennicuik

206 Bay Street, Brighton VIC 3186

(03) 9530 8399


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Duck Shooting

During the annual Victorian duck shooting season, thousands of ‘game’ ducks are shot on our wetlands along with rare and threatened ducks.

Battery Hens

It is estimated that up to 12 million ‘battery’ hens are confined in small cages in the Australian egg producing industry.

Greyhound Racing

Tell the Victorian Racing Minister that greyhound racing is completely unacceptable.


The arts are more than industries: stability needed in the sector

23 November, 2018 - In the lead up to the Victorian state election on 24 November, Greens MLC for the Southern Metropolitan Region and spokesperson for the Arts...

New Plan to Provide Free Public Transport to Students

21 November, 2018 - The Greens have launched a new plan to make public transport free for school students.   Under the Greens plan, free public transport...

Libs a one-trick-pony when it comes to crime

7 November, 2018 - Victorian Greens spokesperson for Justice, Sue Pennicuik, has slammed a proposal to build a massive 1300 bed prison at Lara as a complete fai...

Greens say racing is not-so-glamorous and the industry must make changes

5 November, 2018 - At this time of year, many people get carried away with the so-called ‘glamour’ and the ‘excitement’ of the Spring Racing Carnival, but we sh...

Victorian Greens’ plan for a fairer, more effective justice system

1 November, 2018 - The Victorian Greens have launched their plan for a modern, evidence-based justice system for Victoria. The Victorian Labor and Liberal Pa...

Greens slam Liberals on religious instruction plan

30 October, 2018 - Victorian Greens spokesperson for Education, Sue Pennicuik, has called out the Victorian Liberal Party for having its priorities skewed conce...

Greens push for mental health links to criminal justice system to be part of Royal Commission

25 October, 2018 - The Victorian Greens’ welcome Labor's announcement of a Royal Commission into mental health and call on Daniel Andrews to ensure that it exte...

Victoria needs a creative vision that also helps artists

9 October, 2018 - The Victorian Greens’ Sue Pennicuik has had the arts among her portfolio responsibilities for more than a decade, and has participated in seve...

Greens challenge Andrew's Government plan to outsource education

9 October, 2018 - The Greens have questioned the Andrews Government's commitment to public schools after Labor announced it would fast-track planning applicatio...