Byron Greens


Ecological Sustainability · Grassroots Democracy · Social & Economic Justice · Peace & Non-violence

Byron Greens meetings for members:

Byron Greens members meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month (except January) starting 6pm Sharp

We also hold a member’s discussion group on 1st Tuesday of most months

Sometimes we meet in person, other times by Zoom, or even Hybrid. Please check your email Notice of Meeting

We acknowledge that the Bundjalung were, are and always will be custodians of the land in Byron Shire.

About Byron Greens


Around the North Coast there are many vibrant environment groups, human rights groups and social justice groups. The Greens, as the third force in Australian politics, embrace and support progressive forces within society.

Byron Greens has a strong presence in the NSW Greens scene. We have a lot of input into Greens policies and healthy representation on state working groups and committees. Our members are also active within the Australian Greens. Wherever members’ interests lie, whether at local, state or federal level, or indeed at an international level, we have the means to give them a meaningful involvement in the political process.

Tamara Smith MP, State member for Ballina and Deputy Mayor Sarah Ndiaye are both working hard to build better communities. Mandy Nolan, our Richmond Federal candidate, looks good to win a seat in the House of Representatives and our local government team aims to continue the tradition of having a strong Greens presence on Byron Shire Council.

Tamara Smith 2023
Tamara Smith
MP for Ballina

Tamara Smith

MP for Ballina

in the Legislative Assembly of the NSW Parliament and is Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on the Office of the Valuer General. She is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Law and Justice at Southern Cross University.

Tamara is the first woman to hold the seat of Ballina, and the first regional Greens MP to represent a regional lower house seat in Australia. Tamara is in her third term and was re-elected in March 2023.

Prior to joining politics, Tamara was a secondary school teacher for many years in remote and rural NSW and is still a proud member of the NSW Teachers Federation. She was admitted as a solicitor in NSW in 2010.

The Ballina electorate covers all of Ballina Shire and most of Byron Shire. It spans 1,059 square kilometres of rural and regional coastal landscapes and is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the east coast of Australia. Old growth forests, Gondwanaland remnant rainforest areas, and the Cape Byron Marine Park contribute to the rich biodiversity of the Ballina electorate.

Tamara’s Portfolios

  • Education
  • Early Learning
  • Skills & TAFE
  • Premier & Cabinet
  • Older People
  • Tourism
  • Disaster relief

Electoral office: 1/7 Moon St., Ballina.
Ph: 02 66867522

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Byron Shire Local Government Candidates

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Byron Shire Councillors




I’ve been a member of Byron Greens for 25 years, 6 of those as a Byron councillor. My priorities are environmental protection and respect and support for our community. I have decades of experience as a Civil Engineer and I understand the complexity of planning issues. As a councillor I will represent our wonderful shire with care & consideration.



Deputy Mayor

I was Deputy Mayor on the previous Council. I continue to be our Deputy Mayor and will be focused on the challenges that Byron Shire is facing. There are key issues we must resolve such as the housing crisis, climate change and infrastructure management. I’m committed to Council supporting and advocating for First Nations rights.

Mandy Nolan

Mandy Nolan

Richmond Federal Candidate 2022


Much loved local personality, social provocateur and comedian Mandy Nolan is running again as our Greens Candidate for Richmond at the next Federal Election. Mandy saw a swing of just under 5% towards her at the 2022 election and needs less than a 2% swing at the next election to turn this seat Green!

Mandy is campaigning hard in the lead-up to the next election to achieve real change and address the climate crisis, housing crisis and flood recovery in our region. Mandy has lived in the Richmond electorate for 30 years and raised five kids here and will be a powerful voice for Richmond in the Federal Parliament.