Byron Greens


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

Byron Greens meetings for members:

Byron Greens members meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (except January) starting 6pm Sharp

We are currently meeting by Zoom.

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.

Byron Greens has 4 candidates contesting the 2021 Shire elections in December. L-R Ian Cohen, Duncan Dey (for mayor), Matt O’Reilly and Sarah Ndiaye for Councillor positions.

The team includes a balance of political experience and new energy including 11 years on council and a two-term State MP. Candidates are committed to the four Greens principles as well as to respect for First Nations peoples, ecological protection, community engagement, and open transparent government. The candidates have broad expertise and decades of activism on a wide range of local issues.

Mandy Nolan

Mandy Nolan, Richmond Federal Candidate


Much loved local personality, social provocateur and comedian Mandy Nolan has stepped up to run as our candidate for the federal division of Richmond.

Mandy has an amazing vision for a better Australia, a passion for social justice and environmental responsibility. We have a real chance to get her to Canberra and really shake things up.

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Tamara Smith

Tamara Smith

MP for Ballina

Tamara Smith MP for Ballina. She is the first Greens member of the Legislative Assembly in the Northern Rivers and took the seat from the Nationals in 2015. Tamara was re-elected in 2019 for a second term. Her electoral office is 1/7 Moon St.,Ballina. Ph:02 66867522

Byron Shire Councillors

Sarah Ndiaye

Sarah Ndiaye

Deputy Mayor

Sarah Ndiaye

Sarah Ndiaye is a long time resident of the Byron Shire and currently works as a High School English and Drama teacher. A graduate of Southern Cross University and the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, Sarah has worked in local media at both ABC North Coast, Bay FM and been involved in local festivals and the creative industries. Sarah is passionate about environmental and social justice issues.