Craig Kelly


Craig Kelly became the 1077th Member of the House of Representatives, following the 2010 election, representing the Federal seat of Hughes.


Craig entered parliament with a unique set of experiences, and who, along with his wife Vicki, care for his son Trent, who was born with Downs Syndrome and later diagnosed with Autism.


On caring for Trent, Craig said in his maiden speech that it “has made me a better person. It has made me fully appreciate that each individual has a real value of their own, and the dignity of every individual must be respected.”

Federal Member for Hughes

Hughes Community Awards

Photo Album

Photographs from the Community Awards Event are now available for download. Follow the link below! 

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The Hughes electorate is named after William Hughes (1862–1952), who was the Prime Minister of Australia from 1915-1923.

Hughes is bound by Georges River, Newbridge Road and Davy Robinson Drive in the north, Liverpool City Council and Sutherland Shire Council in the west and south, follows Georges River, Oyster Bay, Kareela Golf Course, Box Road, Princes Highway, Kingsway, Hotham Road, North West Arm Road, Dent Creek and the Hacking River in the east. The main suburbs include Alfords Point, Bangor, Barden Ridge, Bundeena, Como, Engadine, Grays Point, Heathcote, Illawong, Kareela, Kirrawee, Lucas Heights, Maianbar, Menai, Moorebank, Sandy Point, Sutherland (part), Waterfall and Wattle Grove.

Hughes Community Awards


Since 1997 the Hughes Community Awards have recognised the selfless work of the many volunteers living and working within our Federal seat of Hughes. These awards are for those living amongst us who do not ask for recognition or reward for their acts of kindness.


Volunteers are the glue that holds our community together. They are the ones that we can count on in our times of need to lend a helping hand and who ask nothing in return. These unsung heroes deserve our respect and admiration.


The Hughes Community Awards provide an opportunity to show our appreciation for their dedication and hard work. Nominations are open to residents of the Hughes electorate, or anyone undertaking volunteer work within the Hughes electorate.


I look forward to reading the submissions, but most of all I look forward to being able to shake the hands of these volunteers and simply say, “Thank you”.

Kind Regards,

Craig Kelly MP

Member for Hughes