Members of the Australian Senate, 2022–2025

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Members of the Australian Senate, 2022–2025
Composition (current)
Composition of the Senate
Composition of the Senate

Government (26)
  Labor (26)

Opposition (31)
Coalition
  Liberal (25)[a]
  National (6)[b]

Crossbench (19)
  Greens (11)
  One Nation (2)
  Lambie Network (2)
  United Australia (1)
  Independent (3)[c]

  1. ^ Including three Liberal National Party of Queensland (LNP) senators who sit in the Liberals party room.
  2. ^ Including two Liberal National Party of Queensland (LNP) senators and one Country Liberal Party senator who sit in the Nationals party room.
  3. ^ David Pocock, Lidia Thorpe and David Van

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This is a list of members of the Australian Senate following the 2022 Australian federal election held on 21 May 2022.[1] Terms for newly elected senators representing the Australian states begin on 1 July 2022. Terms for senators in the Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory began on the day of the election, 21 May 2022.[2]

Leadership[edit]

Presiding officers[edit]

Office Party Officer State Since
President of the Senate   Labor Sue Lines WA 26 July 2022
Deputy President and Chair of Committees   Liberal Andrew McLachlan SA 26 July 2022

Government leadership[edit]

Opposition leadership[edit]

List of senators[edit]

Senator Party State/Territory End term Years in office
Sen. Allman-Payne Penny Allman-Payne
(born 1970)
  Greens Queensland 2028 2022—current
Sen. Antic Alex Antic
(born 1974)
  Liberal South Australia 2025 2019—current
Wendy Askew
(born 1963)
  Liberal Tasmania 2028 2019—current
Sen. Ayres Tim Ayres
(born 1973)
  Labor New South Wales 2025 2019—current
Ralph Babet
(born 1983)
  United Australia Victoria 2028 2022—current
Catryna Bilyk
(born 1959)
  Labor Tasmania 2025 2008—current
Sen. Birmingham Simon Birmingham
(born 1974)
  Liberal South Australia 2028 2007—current
Sen. Bragg Andrew Bragg
(born 1984)
  Liberal New South Wales 2025 2019—current
Slade Brockman
(born 1970)
  Liberal Western Australia 2025 2017—current
Sen. Brown Carol Brown
(born 1963)
  Labor Tasmania 2025 2005—current
Ross Cadell
(born 1969)
  National New South Wales 2028 2022—current
Sen. Canavan Matt Canavan
(born 1980)
  Liberal National [g] Queensland 2028 2014—current
Sen. Cash Michaelia Cash
(born 1970)
  Liberal Western Australia 2028 2008—current
Claire Chandler
(born 1990)
  Liberal Tasmania 2025 2019—current
Sen. Chisholm Anthony Chisholm
(born 1978)
  Labor Queensland 2028 2016—current
Sen. Ciccone Raff Ciccone
(born 1983)
  Labor Victoria 2025 2019—current
Sen. Colbeck Richard Colbeck
(born 1958)
  Liberal Tasmania 2025 2002–2016, 2018—current
Sen. Cox Dorinda Cox
(born 1976)
  Greens Western Australia 2028 2021—current
Perin Davey
(born 1972)
  National New South Wales 2025 2019—current
Sen. Dodson Pat Dodson
(born 1948)
  Labor Western Australia 2025 2016–2024
Sen. Duniam Jonathon Duniam
(born 1982)
  Liberal Tasmania 2028 2016—current
Sen. Farrell Don Farrell
(born 1954)
  Labor South Australia 2028 2008–2014, 2016—current
Sen. Faruqi Mehreen Faruqi
(born 1963)
  Greens New South Wales 2025 2018—current
Sen. Fawcett David Fawcett
(born 1963)
  Liberal South Australia 2025 2011—current
Sen. Gallagher Katy Gallagher
(born 1970)
  Labor Australian Capital Territory 2025 2015–2018, 2019—current
Varun Ghosh
(born 1985)
  Labor Western Australia 2025 2024—current
Nita Green
(born 1983)
  Labor Queensland 2025 2019—current
Karen Grogan
(born ?)
  Labor South Australia 2025 2021—current
Sen. Hanson Pauline Hanson
(born 1954)
  One Nation Queensland 2028 2016—current
Sen. Hanson-Young Sarah Hanson-Young
(born 1981)
  Greens South Australia 2025 2008—current
Sen. Henderson Sarah Henderson
(born 1964)
  Liberal Victoria 2028 2019—current
Hollie Hughes
(born 1975)
  Liberal New South Wales 2025 2019—current
Jane Hume
(born 1971)
  Liberal Victoria 2025 2016—current
Maria Kovacic [b]
(born 1970)
  Liberal New South Wales 2028 2023—current
Sen. Lambie Jacqui Lambie
(born 1971)
  Lambie Tasmania 2025 2014–2017, 2019—current
Kerrynne Liddle
(born 1967)
  Liberal South Australia 2028 2022—current
Sen. Lines Sue Lines
(born 1953)
  Labor Western Australia 2028 2013—current
Sen. McAllister Jenny McAllister
(born 1973)
  Labor New South Wales 2028 2015—current
Sen. McCarthy Malarndirri McCarthy
(born 1970)
  Labor Northern Territory 2025 2016—current
Susan McDonald
(born 1970)
  Liberal National [g] Queensland 2025 2019—current
Sen. McGrath James McGrath
(born 1974)
  Liberal National [h] Queensland 2028 2014—current
Sen. McKenzie Bridget McKenzie
(born 1969)
  National Victoria 2028 2011—current
Sen. McKim Nick McKim
(born 1965)
  Greens Tasmania 2025 2015—current
Sen. McLachlan Andrew McLachlan
(born 1966)
  Liberal South Australia 2028 2020—current
Jim Molan [b]
(1950-2023)
  Liberal New South Wales 2028 2017–2019, 2019–2023
Sen. O'Neill Deborah O'Neill
(born 1961)
  Labor New South Wales 2028 2013—current
Matt O'Sullivan
(born 1978)
  Liberal Western Australia 2025 2019—current
Sen. Paterson James Paterson
(born 1987)
  Liberal Victoria 2025 2016—current
Fatima Payman
(born  1995)
  Labor Western Australia 2028 2022—current
Sen. Payne Marise Payne [e]
(born 1964)
  Liberal New South Wales 2028 1997–2023
Sen. Pocock Barbara Pocock
(born 1955)
  Greens South Australia 2028 2022—current
Sen. Pocock David Pocock
(born 1988)
  Independent Australian Capital Territory 2025 2022—current
Sen. Polley Helen Polley
(born 1957)
  Labor Tasmania 2028 2005—current
Sen. Pratt Louise Pratt
(born 1972)
  Labor Western Australia 2025 2008–2014, 2016—current
Sen. Price Jacinta Nampijinpa Price
(born 1981)
  Country Liberal [i] Northern Territory 2025 2022—current
Gerard Rennick
(born 1970)
  Liberal National [h] Queensland 2025 2019—current
Sen. Reynolds Linda Reynolds CSC
(born 1965)
  Liberal Western Australia 2025 2014—current
Sen. Rice Janet Rice
(born 1960)
  Greens Victoria 2025 2014—current
Sen. Roberts Malcolm Roberts
(born 1955)
  One Nation Queensland 2025 2016–2017, 2019—current
Sen. Ruston Anne Ruston
(born 1963)
  Liberal South Australia 2025 2012—current
Paul Scarr
(born 1969)
  Liberal National [h] Queensland 2025 2019—current
Sen. Sharma Dave Sharma [e]
(born 1975)
  Liberal New South Wales 2028 2023—current
Tony Sheldon
(born 1961)
  Labor New South Wales 2025 2019—current
Sen. Shoebridge David Shoebridge
(born 1971)
  Greens New South Wales 2028 2022—current
Dean Smith
(born 1969)
  Liberal Western Australia 2028 2012—current
Marielle Smith
(born 1986)
  Labor South Australia 2025 2019—current
Sen. Steele-John Jordon Steele-John
(born 1994)
  Greens Western Australia 2025 2017—current
Sen. Sterle Glenn Sterle
(born 1960)
  Labor Western Australia 2028 2005—current
Sen. Stewart Jana Stewart
(born 1987)
  Labor Victoria 2028 2022—current
Sen. Thorpe Lidia Thorpe
(born 1973)
  Greens / Independent[c]   Victoria 2028 2020—current
Tammy Tyrrell
(born 1970)
  Lambie Tasmania 2028 2022—current
Anne Urquhart
(born 1957)
  Labor Tasmania 2028 2011—current
David Van
(born 1964)
  Liberal / Independent[d]   Victoria 2025 2019—current
Jess Walsh
(born 1971)
  Labor Victoria 2025 2019—current
Sen. Waters Larissa Waters
(born 1977)
  Greens Queensland 2025 2011–2017, 2018—current
Sen. Watt Murray Watt
(born 1973)
  Labor Queensland 2028 2016—current
Sen. Whish-Wilson Peter Whish-Wilson
(born 1968)
  Greens Tasmania 2028 2012—current
Linda White
(1960–2024)
  Labor Victoria 2028 2022—2024
Sen. Wong Penny Wong
(born 1968)
  Labor South Australia 2028 2002—current

Changes of composition[edit]

Party composition[edit]

Over the course of the 47th Parliament, changes in membership resulted in changes to party composition, which are summarised below.

Affiliation Party
(shading shows control)
Total Vacant
GRN ALP IND CA REX JLN LPA NPA LDP ON UAP
End of previous Parliament 9 26 1 1 1 31 4 1 2 76 0
Begin (26 July 2022) 12 26 1 2 26 6 2 1 76 0
16 January 2023[j] 25 75 1
6 February 2023[k] 11 2
31 May 2023[j] 26 76 0
17 June 2023[l] 3 25
30 September 2023[m] 24 75 1
26 November 2023[m] 25 76 0
26 January 2024[n] 25 75 1
1 February 2024[n] 26 76 0
Latest voting share % 14.47 34.21 3.95 2.63 40.79 2.63 1.31

Membership changes[edit]

This table lists senators who have resigned, died, been elected or appointed, or otherwise changed their party affiliation during the 47th Parliament.

Seat Before Change After
Member Party Type Date Date Member Party
New South Wales Jim Molan Liberal Death 16 January 2023 31 May 2023 Maria Kovacic Liberal
Victoria Lidia Thorpe Greens Resignation from party 6 February 2023 Lidia Thorpe Independent
Victoria David Van Liberal Expulsion from party room 15 June 2023 David Van Independent Liberal
Victoria David Van Independent Liberal Resignation from party 17 June 2023 David Van Independent
New South Wales Marise Payne Liberal Resignation 30 September 2023 30 November 2023 Dave Sharma Liberal
Western Australia Pat Dodson Labor Resignation 26 January 2024 1 February 2024 Varun Ghosh Labor
Victoria Linda White Labor Death 29 February 2024 TBC TBC Labor

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The terms of senators from the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory end on the next dissolution of the House of Representatives.
  2. ^ a b c Jim Molan died on 16 January 2023. Maria Kovacic was appointed to fill the vacancy on 31 May 2023.
  3. ^ a b Lidia Thorpe was a member of the Greens until she resigned from the Greens on 6 February 2023 to sit as an Independent.
  4. ^ a b David Van was expelled from the Liberal Party party room on 15 June 2023 before resigning from the party on 17 June 2023 to sit as an Independent.
  5. ^ a b c Marise Payne resigned on 30 September 2023. Former MP Dave Sharma was appointed to fill the vacancy on 30 November 2023.
  6. ^ The changes to the composition of the Senate, in chronological order, were Molan died,[b] Thorpe resigned from the Greens,[c] Van resigned from the Liberal Party,[d] Payne resigned.[e]
  7. ^ a b Member of the LNP who sits with the National Party.
  8. ^ a b c Member of the LNP who sits with the Liberal Party.
  9. ^ Member of the CLP who sits with the National party.
  10. ^ a b Jim Molan, Liberal senator for Victoria, died in office on 16 January 2023. His successor, Maria Kovacic, was appointed as his replacement on 31 May 2023.
  11. ^ Lidia Thorpe, senator for Victoria, resigned from the Greens on 6 February 2023 and began sitting as an independent.
  12. ^ David Van, Senator for Victoria, resigned from the Liberal Party and sat on the crossbench as an independent.
  13. ^ a b Marise Payne, Liberal senator for New South Wales, resigned on 30 September 2023. Her successor, Dave Sharma, was appointed as her replacement on 30 November 2023.
  14. ^ a b Pat Dodson, Labor senator for Western Australia, resigned on 26 January 2024. His successor, Varun Ghosh, was appointed as his replacement on 1 February 2024.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Senate Results". abc.net.au. Retrieved 31 May 2022.
  2. ^ Odgers' Australian Senate Practice. Parliament of Australia.[a][f]