Senator Lidia Thorpe

Senator Lidia Thorpe

Senator for VIC

Independent VIC Whip

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

474 Smith Street
Collingwood, VIC, 3066

Postal address

PO Box 1526 186-188 Smith Street
Collingwood, VIC, 3066

(03) 9070 1950

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 3353


Parliamentary service
  • State: Elected to the Victorian Legislative Assembly for Northcote at by-election 2017, vice the Hon. F Richardson (deceased). Defeated 2018.
  • Federal: Chosen by the Parliament of Victoria on 4.9.2020 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice R Di Natale (resigned). Elected to the Senate for Victoria, 2022.
Committee service
  • Joint Standing: Northern Australia served from 19.2.2021 to 20.2.2021; Northern Australia served from 2.3.2021 to 3.3.2021; Northern Australia served from 9.3.2021 to 10.3.2021; Northern Australia served from 19.3.2021 to 20.3.2021; Northern Australia served from 19.4.2021 to 11.5.2021; Northern Australia served from 18.5.2021 to 19.5.2021; Northern Australia served from 28.5.2021 to 29.5.2021; Northern Australia served from 8.6.2021 to 9.6.2021; Northern Australia served from 17.6.2021 to 19.6.2021; Northern Australia served from 21.6.2021 to 19.10.2021; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs served from 28.7.2022 to present
  • Joint Statutory: Human Rights served from 6.10.2020 to 30.11.2021; Law Enforcement served from 2.2.2021 to 11.4.2022; Human Rights served from 10.2.2022 to present
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Legal and Constitutional Affairs: References served from 6.10.2020 to 25.7.2022; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation served from 6.10.2020 to 25.7.2022
  • Senate Select: Aboriginal Flag served from 4.9.2020 to 13.10.2020
Parliamentary party positions
  • Independent. Served: 06.02.2023 to present
  • Australian Greens. Served: 04.09.2020 to 06.02.2023
  • Australian Greens Spokesperson on First Nations, Justice and Sport from 9.9.2020 to 17.6.2022.
  • Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens in the Senate from 10.6.2022 to 20.10.2022.
  • Australian Greens Spokesperson on First Nations, the Republic and Sport from 17.6.2022 to 6.2.2023.
  • Independent Whip from 7.2.2023.
Party positions
  • Co-founder of the Australian Greens First Nations Network.
Other positions
  • Fellowship for Indigenous Leadership, 2008.
  • Born: 1973, Carlton, Australia
  • Gender: Female
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander: Yes
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • CertIVIndLead (Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre).
  • DipCmtyDev (Swinburne University of Technology).
  • Grad(AICD) (Australian Institute of Company Directors).
  • GradCertMgt(PubPol) (La Trobe University).
  • First Nations Consultant for the Australian Conservation Foundation.
  • Chief Treaty Negotiator for the Traditional Owner Land Justice Group (Vic.).
  • Consultant for the Central Highlands Forest Campaign.
  • Chairperson of NAIDOC Victoria.
  • Managing Director of Victorian Aboriginal Events Management from 2010 to 2013.
  • Manager of the Lake Tyers Aboriginal Training Centre, 2010.
  • Manager at the East Gippsland Shire Council from 2011 to 2013.
  • Adviser to the Municipal Association (Vic.) from 2013 to 2016.
  • Managing Director of the Clan Corporation from 2016 to 2017.
  • Facilitator and Fundraiser for Grandmothers Against Removals from 2018 to 2019.
  • Indigenous Lead for Amnesty International from 2019 to 2020.
State/Territory Government service
  • Elected to the Victorian Legislative Assembly for Northcote at by-election 2017, vice the Hon. F Richardson (deceased). Defeated 2018.

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