There is no greater honour than representing the people of Mayo in the Federal Parliament. I have lived in this region for over 20 years and was honoured to be elected at the 2016 Federal Election and the 2018 Mayo by-election.
I am a passionate student of history and love spending time out and about (particularly fishing!) in our beautiful electorate with my husband Nathan and my three children. I love this area and I am so proud of our resilience and sense of community. I am excited about the opportunity to make Mayo matter and be your advocate on the national stage.
My journey into politics was not straightforward. I began in conveyancing and office management, juggling hours with my responsibilities as a mum. I later worked in political offices where I saw a need for greater community engagement in national decision-making.
After years of involvement in school, sports and other community organisations, I came to believe the electorate of Mayo was not being actively represented. I decided to put my name forward for the Nick Xenophon Team (now Centre Alliance) as the candidate for Mayo so the communities across the Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island regions would have someone who would listen and act for them – not for big business or union donors.
I am an advocate for our local industries, protecting our farming land, improving local health services and addressing youth unemployment. I want to hear your stories, work alongside you and be your voice. Together, we can make Mayo matter.
Rebekha Sharkie's name is often misspelled as Rebecca Sharkey or Rebekah Sharky.