• For the love
  • of the country

The change we seek for the Upper Hunter does not come down to just you or I alone. It is about every person who lives in our communities. It is about every voice, no matter how loud.

The Upper Hunter is being heard. But change and development is only possible if we work together to make it happen. Neither you nor I can do it alone.

Every voice counts.

Let us work together to discover our vision for the Upper Hunter communities.

I am proud to be a strong voice on behalf of the Upper Hunter communities. The welfare of our electorate is my key priority. Our growth, our prosperity, our diversity, our harmony. With your help, I look toward a brighter future for us today, tomorrow and for the future generations that call this generously beautiful, rural region their home.

I am proud to represent The Nationals and honoured to stand up and speak out on behalf of the Upper Hunter on the issues that matter the most to us.

It is through many voices that we can make the biggest difference.

Every voice counts! Work with us to make your voice heard.

Meet Michael:

I am a countryman at heart. I always have been and I always will be. I am lucky to have spent more than 30 years now in the Upper Hunter, and you know what… I wouldn’t have it any other way.

My family has a long history in the Hunter. In fact, my ancestors, William and Elizabeth Bird operated the punt over the river at Morpeth in the mid-nineteenth century. And why wouldn’t they choose this beautiful area to live. We have it all here.

The rolling hills and valleys, our first class mining, wineries and equestrian industries, our vibrant infrastructure and solid foundation of traditional and modern  architecture. I feel very lucky to have now spent more than 30 years as a resident of the Upper Hunter.


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Media Releases

Anzac Ambassadors Program Applications Open

As we approach the centenary of the end of World War One, it is important for our young, local people and students to understand and commemorate the great sacrifices the Anzacs made over 100 years ago in foreign wars and on foreign battlefields, the effects of which were felt in many of our Upper Hunter Electorate communities at the time of the war.

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A Renaissance for Regional Arts and Culture

Michael Johnsen MP Member for Upper Hunter is encouraging Upper Hunter electorate artists, performers and organisations to share ideas both big and small for infrastructure and arts projects in the Upper Hunter to deliver long-term cultural benefits to the community

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Upcoming Events

The Upper Hunter is a place that people simply feel drawn to. Any why wouldn’t they… we’ve got it all here!

I am very lucky, in my position of The Nationals Member for the Upper Hunter, to have the opportunity to travel throughout this beautiful region and meet, speak and listen to the locals about the hard-hitting issues that affect us.

There is nothing I cherish more than visiting our communities, chatting to locals and speaking out about the changes we need in the Upper Hunter to help us to prosper and grow. Be a part of that change by attending one of our upcoming local events.

Below are the key events coming up over the next few months. For more information or to see the other upcoming events, click here to see the Events Calendar. If you have an event which you are promoting in the Upper Hunter please send it my way so I can help you to get the word out too.