Deputy Government Whip in the Legislative Council
NSW Nationals Member of the Legislative Council


“Regional communities want government to push ahead with this agenda and deliver better water security and a fairer system. I will push for shovels in the ground, for smarter systems and for more public service jobs in our towns. I believe in giving people a fair go. I believe in the value of hard work. I believe in the best possible opportunity for all people, no matter their postcode.”



About Sam

A Bathurst-based small businessman and longtime NSW Nationals Member, Sam Farraway was selected to fill a vacancy in the Legislative Council after the retirement of the Hon. Niall Blair MLC in 2019.

The 33-year-old has a long history of working with the community; in business and through volunteering. In addition to his role as Senior Vice Chairman of the NSW Nationals, he has spent over 10 years as President of the Bathurst Agricultural, Horticultural & Pastoral Association which runs the Royal Bathurst Show as well as was young entrepreneur of the year.

Sam is a great community advocate and has shown a commitment to working for the people in his region. With the skills and determination to make a real difference to rural and regional New South Wales, he is committed to continuing the good work of the NSW Nationals in Government.


Sam’s Priorities


Bringing opportunity to the regions

Bringing opportunity to country people is the reason The Nationals have existed for 100 years and it is the reason we will exist for another 100 years.

Agriculture, small business, investment in critical regional infrastructure and water security are the vital policy issues right now and for the next decade. I believe that there are real opportunities to build on the hard work of the past eight years and to see the ambitions of regional New South Wales come to life.


Providing a voice for regional New South Wales in your State Parliament.


Protecting our farmers

Making sure that the rules that our farmers operate under are fair—rightly prosecuting the few who give the many a bad name but not cruelly pursuing the others.

Local decisions

Ensuring those who provide advice on how our rivers run and how our environment is managed should live in the communities they are making those decisions about.

Building water infrastructure

Building dams now to improve our resilience, readiness and survival for the next drought.


Contact Sam

Parliament House
Macquarie Street

Ph: (02) 9230 2286