North Sydney’s Independent (NSI) is a local volunteer group supporting our community’s democratic representation at all levels of Government.

In 2021 NSI built a local team to search, launch and support a community independent candidate campaign for the 2022 federal election. From that process we now have our community independent - North Sydney MP, Kylea Tink.  NSI then found and launched campaigns for community independents in the March 23 NSW election - Victoria Davidson in Lane Cove and Helen Conway in North Shore.

Between election cycles NSI will continue to support and empower local grassroots democracy in our community.

NSI was originally inspired by community independents including 'the father of independents' North Sydney's Ted Mack - Warringah’s Zali Steggall and the Voices for Indi group’s Cathy McGowan and Helen Haines, as we set out to find our own representatives who will follow in their spirit of transparency, accountability and open democracy.


There are 5 key ways you can help NSI change the way we do politics in our community...

  1. Subscribe to our regular newsletter - stay up to date with NSI’s plans and progress
  2. Volunteer - there's always an election around the corner to prepare for
  3. Donate - help fund NSI's activities
  4. Complete NSI's community survey - share your views with us as we work to strengthen our democracy
  5. Become a community independent candidate - if you've considered running for public office get in touch. We're keen to hear from you.