Sonya Kilkenny

Sonya Kilkenny (born 15 May 1969) is an Australian politician. She has been a Labor Party member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly since November 2014, representing the electoral district of Carrum. In 2018, Kilkenny was re-elected for a second term.[1]

Sonya Kilkenny

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Kilkenny in 2018
Parliamentary Secretary for Early Childhood Education
Assumed office
29 November 2018
PremierDaniel Andrews
Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly for Carrum
Elections: 2014, 2018
Assumed office
29 November 2014
Preceded byDonna Bauer
Personal details
Born (1969-05-15) 15 May 1969 (age 51)
Sydney, Australia
Political partyLabor Party
Alma materUniversity of New South Wales
University of Melbourne
ProfessionCommercial lawyer

She is a member of the Legislative branch of the Government of Victoria and a lower house MP in the Parliament of Victoria. Kilkenny currently sits on the Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee and is an Acting Speaker in the Legislative Assembly.[2]

On 29 November 2018, Kilkenny was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Early Childhood Education.

Kilkenny was born in Sydney, and attended schools in Hong Kong and the United States before returning to Australia. She graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws, and later with a Master of Laws from the University of Melbourne. She has worked as a legal officer or lawyer for organisations such as the Kimberley Land Council and the Australian Children's Television Foundation, and served on the boards of the Back to Back Theatre company and the National Theatre in St Kilda.[3] Just prior to her election, she was head of the legal dispute resolution team at the ANZ Banking Group.[4] Sonya has lived in the Carrum Electorate for over 10 years.

She previously contested the federal Division of Dunkley for Labor at the 2013 federal election.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Carrum Results". ABC News. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Members: Sonya Kilkenny (Carrum)". People in Parliament. Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 2 July 2017.
  3. ^ "ANMT Annual Report 2013" (PDF). Australian National Memorial Theatre. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 March 2015. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Sonya Kilkenny / Labor / Carrum". UNIPOLLWATCH. 10 November 2014. Archived from the original on 7 December 2014. Retrieved 7 December 2014.

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Victorian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Donna Bauer
Member for Carrum