Tensions are rising in the NSW Greens, with many eager to point fingers over the party's disappointing result in the federal election and tensions over replacing recently deceased state MP John Kaye and maintaining his legacy.

The Greens increased their primary vote in the lower house, but there was a swing against the party in the Senate and they lost at least one senator, Robert Simms from South Australia. Much of the blame has gone to the New South Wales branch, where the primary vote was less than 9%, it failed to gain key seats such as Grayndler and Sydney, and hopes for a second Greens senator were dashed.