Premier of New South Wales

Premier of New South Wales
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CEBIT Australia - Day 2, The Hon Dominic Perrottet MP (2) (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Dominic Perrottet
since 5 October 2021
Department of Premier and Cabinet
Style
StatusHead of Government
Member ofNew South Wales Legislative Assembly
Reports toParliament
AppointerGovernor of New South Wales
by convention, based on appointee's ability to command confidence in the Legislative Assembly
Term lengthAt the Governor's pleasure
contingent on the premier's ability to command confidence in the lower house of Parliament
Constituting instrumentNone (constitutional convention)
Formation6 June 1856
First holderStuart Donaldson
DeputyDeputy Premier of New South Wales
SalaryA$407,980

The premier of New South Wales is the head of government in the state of New South Wales, Australia. The Government of New South Wales follows the Westminster Parliamentary System, with a Parliament of New South Wales acting as the legislature. The premier is appointed by the governor of New South Wales, and by modern convention holds office by his or her ability to command the support of a majority of members of the lower house of Parliament, the Legislative Assembly.

Before Federation in 1901 the term "prime minister of New South Wales" was also used. "Premier" has been used more or less exclusively from 1901, to avoid confusion with the federal prime minister of Australia.

The current premier is Dominic Perrottet, the leader of the New South Wales Liberal Party, who assumed office on 5 October 2021. Perrottet replaced Gladys Berejiklian on 5 October 2021, after Berejiklian resigned as premier.

List of premiers of New South Wales

No. Portrait Name
(lifespan)
Election Term of office Political party Constituency Ministry
Took office Left office Term of office
1 Stuart A. Donaldson.jpg Stuart Donaldson
(1812–1867)
1856 6 June 1856 25 August 1856 80 days Independent Sydney Hamlets Donaldson
2 Charlescowper.jpg Charles Cowper
(1807–1875)
26 August 1856 2 October 1856 37 days Independent Sydney Cowper I
3 Henry Watson Parker.jpg Henry Parker
(1808–1881)
3 October 1856 7 September 1857 339 days Independent Parramatta Parker
(2) II Charlescowper.jpg Charles Cowper
(1807–1875)
1858 7 September 1857 26 October 1859 2 years, 49 days Independent Sydney
East Sydney
Cowper II
4 PremierWilliamForster.jpg William Forster
(1818–1882)
1859 27 October 1859 9 March 1860 1 year, 165 days Independent Queanbeyan Forster
5 Sir John Robertson.jpg John Robertson
(1816–1891)
9 March 1860 9 January 1861 306 days Independent Upper Hunter Robertson I
(2) III Charlescowper.jpg Charles Cowper
(1807–1875)
1860 10 January 1861 15 October 1863 2 years, 278 days Independent East Sydney Cowper III
6 SirJamesMartin.jpg James Martin
(1820–1886)
16 October 1863 2 February 1865 1 year, 109 days Independent Tumut
Monaro
Martin I
(2) IV Charlescowper.jpg Charles Cowper
(1807–1875)
1864–65 3 February 1865 21 January 1866 352 days Independent East Sydney Cowper IV
(6) II SirJamesMartin.jpg James Martin
(1820–1886)
22 January 1866 26 October 1868 2 years, 278 days Independent Lachlan Martin II
(5) II Sir John Robertson.jpg John Robertson
(1816–1891)
27 October 1868 12 January 1870 1 year, 77 days Independent Clarence
West Sydney
Robertson II
(2) V Charlescowper.jpg Charles Cowper
(1807–1875)
1869–70 13 January 1870 15 December 1870 336 days Independent Liverpool Plains Cowper V
(6) III SirJamesMartin.jpg Sir James Martin
(1820–1886)
16 December 1870 13 May 1872 1 year, 149 days Independent East Sydney
East Macquarie
Martin III
7 Henryparkes.jpg Henry Parkes
(1815–1896)
1872 14 May 1872 8 February 1875 2 years, 270 days Independent East Sydney Parkes I
(5) III Sir John Robertson.jpg John Robertson
(1816–1891)
1874–75 9 February 1875 21 March 1877 2 years, 40 days Independent West Sydney Robertson III
(7) II Henryparkes.jpg Henry Parkes
(1815–1896)
22 March 1877 16 August 1877 175 days Independent East Sydney
Canterbury
Parkes II
(5) IV Sir John Robertson.jpg Sir John Robertson
(1816–1891)
17 August 1877 17 December 1877 122 days Independent West Sydney
East Macquarie
Mudgee
Robertson IV
8 Farnell James.jpg James Farnell
(1825–1888)
1877 18 December 1877 20 December 1878 1 year, 2 days Independent St Leonards Farnell
(7) III Henryparkes.jpg Sir Henry Parkes
(1815–1896)
1880 21 December 1878 4 January 1883 4 years, 14 days Independent Canterbury
East Sydney
Tenterfield
Parkes III
9 Alexander Stuart Federation Conference 1884.jpg Alexander Stuart
(1824–1886)
1882 5 January 1883 6 October 1885 2 years, 274 days Independent Illawarra Stuart
10 George Dibbs Federation Conference 1884.jpg George Dibbs
(1834–1904)
1885 7 October 1885 21 December 1885 75 days Independent St Leonards
Murrumbidgee
Dibbs I
(5) V Sir John Robertson.jpg Sir John Robertson
(1816–1891)
22 December 1885 22 February 1886 62 days Independent Mudgee Robertson V
11 Patrick Jennings.jpg Sir Patrick Jennings
(1831–1897)
26 February 1886 19 January 1887 327 days Independent Bogan Jennings
(7) IV Henryparkes.jpg Sir Henry Parkes
(1815–1896)
1887 25 January 1887 16 January 1889 1 year, 357 days Free Trade St Leonards Parkes IV
(10) II George Dibbs Federation Conference 1884.jpg George Dibbs
(1834–1904)
17 January 1889 7 March 1889 49 days Protectionist Murrumbidgee Dibbs II
(7) V Henryparkes.jpg Sir Henry Parkes
(1815–1896)
1889

1891

8 March 1889 23 October 1891 2 years, 229 days Free Trade St Leonards Parkes V
(10) III George Dibbs Federation Conference 1884.jpg George Dibbs
(1834–1904)
23 October 1891 2 August 1894 2 years, 283 days Protectionist Murrumbidgee Dibbs III
12 George Reid cph.3c31684.jpg George Reid
(1845–1918)
1894
1895
1898
3 August 1894 13 September 1899 5 years, 41 days Free Trade East Sydney
Sydney-King
Reid
13 Williamlyne.jpg Sir William Lyne
(1844–1913)
14 September 1899 27 March 1901 1 year, 194 days Protectionist Hume Lyne
14 JohnSee.jpg Sir John See
(1844–1907)
1901 28 March 1901 14 June 1904 3 years, 78 days Progressive Grafton See
15 Thomas Waddell.jpg Thomas Waddell
(1854–1940)
15 June 1904 29 August 1904 75 days Progressive Cowra Waddell
16 Joseph Carruthers.png Sir Joseph Carruthers
(1857–1932)
1904

1907

29 August 1904 1 October 1907 3 years, 33 days Liberal Reform St George Carruthers
17 Wade Charles.gif Charles Wade
(1863–1922)
2 October 1907 1 October 1910 2 years, 364 days Liberal Reform Gordon Wade
18 James McGowen Premier.png James McGowen
(1855–1922)
1910 21 October 1910 29 June 1913 2 years, 251 days Labor Redfern McGowen
19 William Holman 1919.jpg William Holman
(1871–1934)
1913

1917

30 June 1913 15 November 1916 6 years, 287 days Labor Cootamundra Holman I
(19) 15 November 1916 12 April 1920 Nationalist Holman II
20 John Storey cropped.jpg John Storey
(1869–1921)
1920 13 April 1920 5 October 1921 1 year, 175 days Labor Balmain Storey
21 JamesDooleySpeaker.jpg James Dooley
(1877–1950)
5 October 1921 20 December 1921 76 days Labor Bathurst Dooley I
22 George fuller.jpg Sir George Fuller
(1861–1940)
20 December 1921 20 December 1921 0 days Nationalist Wollondilly Fuller I
(21) II JamesDooleySpeaker.jpg James Dooley
(1877–1950)
20 December 1921 13 April 1922 114 days Labor Bathurst Dooley II
(22) II George fuller.jpg Sir George Fuller
(1861–1940)
1922
13 April 1922 17 June 1925 3 years, 55 days Nationalist Wollondilly Fuller II
23 Jack Lang 1928 (cropped).jpg Jack Lang
(1876–1975)
1925
17 June 1925 18 October 1927 2 years, 123 days Labor Parramatta Lang I
Lang II
24 Thomas Bavin.jpg Thomas Bavin
(1874–1941)
1927
18 October 1927 4 November 1930 3 years, 17 days Nationalist Gordon Bavin
(23) II JackLang.jpg Jack Lang
(1876–1975)
1930 4 November 1930 16 May 1932 1 year, 194 days Labor Auburn Lang III
25 Bertram Stevens.jpg Bertram Stevens
(1889–1973)
1932
1935
1938
16 May 1932 5 August 1939 7 years, 81 days United Australia Croydon Stevens I
Stevens II
Stevens III
26 Alexander mair.jpg Alexander Mair
(1889–1969)
5 August 1939 16 May 1941 1 year, 284 days United Australia Albury Mair
27 Williammckell.jpg William McKell
(1891–1985)
1941
1944
16 May 1941 6 February 1947 5 years, 266 days Labor Redfern McKell I
McKell II
28 JamesMcGirr1947.jpg James McGirr
(1890–1957)
1947
1950
6 February 1947 2 April 1952 5 years, 56 days Labor Bankstown
Liverpool
McGirr I
McGirr II
McGirr III
29 JosephCahill1956.jpg Joseph Cahill
(1891–1959)
1953
1956
1959
2 April 1952 22 October 1959 7 years, 203 days Labor Cook's River Cahill I
Cahill II
Cahill III
Cahill IV
30 BobHeffron1963.jpg Bob Heffron
(1890–1978)
1962 23 October 1959 30 April 1964 4 years, 190 days Labor Maroubra Heffron I
Heffron II
31 JackRenshaw1963.jpg Jack Renshaw
(1909–1987)
30 April 1964 13 May 1965 1 year, 13 days Labor Castlereagh Renshaw
32 Robert Askin 1966.jpg Sir Robert Askin
(1907–1981)
1965
1968
1971
1973
13 May 1965 3 January 1975 9 years, 235 days Liberal Collaroy
Pittwater
Askin I
Askin II
Askin III
Askin IV
Askin V
Askin VI
33 Thomas Lewis.gif Tom Lewis
(1922–2016)
3 January 1975 23 January 1976 1 year, 20 days Liberal Wollondilly Lewis I
Lewis II
34 Sir Eric.jpg Sir Eric Willis
(1922–1999)
23 January 1976 14 May 1976 112 days Liberal Earlwood Willis
35 Neville Wran Premier.jpg Neville Wran
(1926–2014)
1976
1981
1984
14 May 1976 4 July 1986 10 years, 21 days Labor Bass Hill Wran I
Wran II
Wran III
Wran IV
Wran V
Wran VI
Wran VII
Wran VIII
36 Barrie Unsworth.png Barrie Unsworth
(1934–)
4 July 1986 25 March 1988 1 year, 295 days Labor Rockdale Unsworth
37 Nick Greiner.jpg Nick Greiner
(1947–)
1988
1991
25 March 1988 24 June 1992 4 years, 91 days Liberal Ku-ring-gai Greiner I
Greiner II
38 John Fahey
(1945–2020)
24 June 1992 4 April 1995 2 years, 284 days Liberal Southern Highlands Fahey I
Fahey II
Fahey III
39 Bob Carr.jpg Bob Carr
(1947–)
1995
1999
2003
4 April 1995 3 August 2005 10 years, 121 days Labor Maroubra Carr I
Carr II
Carr III
Carr IV
40 MorrisIemma.jpg Morris Iemma
(1961–)
2007 3 August 2005 5 September 2008 3 years, 36 days Labor Lakemba Iemma I
Iemma II
41 Nathan Rees.jpg Nathan Rees
(1968–)
5 September 2008 4 December 2009 1 year, 121 days Labor Toongabbie Rees
42 Kristina Keneally at Vietnamese Culture Centre, Bonnyrigg 2021 Closeup (cropped).jpg Kristina Keneally
(1968–)
4 December 2009 28 March 2011 1 year, 114 days Labor Heffron Keneally
43 Premier Barry O'Farrell - Flickr - Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer.jpg Barry O'Farrell
(1959– )
2011 28 March 2011 17 April 2014 3 years, 20 days Liberal Ku-ring-gai O'Farrell
44 Mike Baird Day-1-Opening-Plenary-4091 (cropped).jpg Mike Baird
(1968–)
2015 17 April 2014 23 January 2017 2 years, 281 days Liberal Manly Baird I
Baird II
45 Gladys Berejiklian NSW.jpg Gladys Berejiklian
(1970–)
2019 23 January 2017 5 October 2021 4 years, 255 days Liberal Willoughby Berejiklian I
Berejiklian II
46 CEBIT Australia - Day 2, The Hon Dominic Perrottet MP (2) (cropped).jpg Dominic Perrottet
(1982–)
5 October 2021 Incumbent 1 year, 99 days Liberal Epping Perrottet I
Perrottet II

See also


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