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


Attorney General
Police and Corrections,
Creative  Industries

Get Involved

Volunteer     Donate


Take Action

Get involved with Sue Pennicuik's current campaigns.

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.


Labor must not bow to Catholic School demands

20 September, 2018 - The Victorian Greens have called on the Andrews Government not to bow to the demands of Catholic Schools after the Catholic Education Commi...

Members statements: Felicitations

19 September, 2018 - Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) — It is the end of another parliamentary term, the 58th Parliament. It is a busy life, and when you lo...

Mandatory sentencing no panacea

19 September, 2018 - The Victorian Greens are calling for an end to the predicable on-the-fly approach favoured by Labor and the Opposition that presumes mandat...

Justice Legislation Miscellaneous Amendment Bill 2018

18 September, 2018 - Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) — The Justice Legislation Miscellaneous Amendment Bill 2018, which we are debating this afternoon, is ...

Question Without Notice: Duck Hunting Season

7 September, 2018 - Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) — My question is for the Minister for Agriculture. Today is Threatened Species Day, and it is also...

Members Statement: Mirka Mora

5 September, 2018 - Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) — Mirka Mora has left us aged 90. She is survived by her partner, Ross; her three sons, Philippe, Willi...

Adjournment: Walmer Street bridge, Kew

24 August, 2018 - Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) (18:04:12) — My adjournment matter this evening is for the attention of the Minister for Roads and Road S...

Questions without notice: Poultry industry

24 August, 2018 - Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) (12:13:10)— My question is also for the Minister for Agriculture. Earlier this year the government releas...

Matters relating to misuse of electorate office staffing entitlements

23 August, 2018 - Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) (By leave) (10:21:50) — I just wanted to reiterate comments made by Ms Springle, the deputy chair of the ...