Larissa Waters

Senator for Queensland

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Larissa is the lead Senate candidate for the Queensland Greens for the coming federal election.

After six years in federal Parliament, Larissa firmly believes we can fix our broken system and have decisions made in the interests of people and the planet – if we clean up politics by ending corporate donations to political parties.

Larissa is passionate about creating a fairer world where people have access to the services they need, addressing global warming, equality for women, clean energy, protecting our environment especially the Great Barrier Reef, and a democracy that works for people and not vested interests.


Larissa was the first Green elected to represent Queensland in the Senate, which she did from 2011-2017 including two years as Co-Deputy Leader of the Greens. While in the Senate she was the Greens national spokesperson for women, climate, the environment, mining and resources, tourism, and gambling.

Larissa stood down in July 2017 after discovering she was a dual citizen. She immediately renounced her unwitting dual citizenship, before making her return to the Senate in September 2018.

Before federal parliament, Larissa worked as an environmental lawyer in the community sector for eight years, helping communities to use the law to protect the environment. She was named 2010 Australian Young Environmental Lawyer of the Year by the Law Council of Australia.

Larissa lives in Brisbane with her partner and two daughters, aged 9 and 1, the youngest being the first child to be breastfed in the federal parliament. She is a vegetarian who loves cooking, reading, music, movies and bushwalking.

Contact Larissa

Larissa Waters smiling while looking at camera

Queensland Office

Level 2, 251 Given Terrace
Paddington Qld 4064

Phone (07) 3367 0566
Fax (07) 3367 0677

Parliament Office

Senate Suite S1.49
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone (02) 6277 3684

Media enquiries

Karina Natt
0419 626 725‬

Mailing address

Locked Bag 3004
Paddington Qld 4064

Larissa's website

Current campaigns

Get involved with Larissa's latest work

End Dirty Donations

Parliament should serve the best interests of all Australians. Those with wealth shouldn’t be able to buy political influence on issues that matter to us all.

Stop Adani

Labor are so close to backflipping, we need to finish this campaign strong. Then we need to use the momentum to stop new coal for good.

Renter's Rights

More than 5 million Australians rent their home, and yet we have one of the most expensive and lawless rental markets in the world. The system is broken.