The Hon Sarah Mitchell MLC

Leader of the Nationals in the Legislative Council

Minister for Education
Minister for Early Childhood Learning

Member of the NSW Legislative Council

Since entering parliament in 2011, Sarah has served on numerous committees, as Parliamentary Secretary for Regional and Rural Health and Western NSW, and in 2017 was appointed to the ministry as the Minister for Early Childhood Learning, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, and Assistant Minister for Education.

Sarah is the Leader of the NSW Nationals in the Upper House and Deputy Leader of the government in the Upper House.

Sarah has spent most of her life living in North West NSW. Her interest in politics began as school captain of Gunnedah High when she met John Anderson, her local MP and the leader of The Nationals. Sarah then moved to Sydney to study Politics and International Relations at the University of New South Wales.

In between studying Sarah performed various roles assisting John Anderson and NSW Nationals leader, Andrew Stoner. In 2005 Sarah joined John Anderson’s staff full time and worked for the five years with his successor, Parkes MP Mark Coulton.

Sarah served as President of the Federal Young Nationals for two years and State Chairman of the NSW Young Nationals from 2008 to 2011, stepping down from both roles upon her election to Parliament.

Sarah is a supporter of local community organisations including the Moree Blood Bank Committee and Gunnedah Paediatric and Maternity Support (PRAMS).

Sarah has been minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning since April 2019.

Ministerial Office

Level 18, 52 Martin Place
(GPO Box 5341, Sydney 2001)

Phone: 02 8574 5950
Fax: 02 9399 5578