Perrottet ministry
98th Cabinet of New South Wales
Premier Dominic Perrottet, pictured in 2016
Date formed5 October 2021 (2021-10-05)
People and organisations
Head of stateQueen Elizabeth II (represented by Margaret Beazley)
Head of governmentDominic Perrottet
Deputy head of governmentPaul Toole
Total no. of members21
Member partyLiberalNational Coalition
Status in legislatureMajority Coalition Government
Opposition partyLabor
Opposition leaderChris Minns
Outgoing election2023 state election
PredecessorSecond Berejiklian ministry

The Perrottet ministry is the 98th ministry of the Government of New South Wales, and is led by Dominic Perrottet, the state's 46th Premier.

The LiberalNational coalition ministry was formed following the resignation of the previous Premier, Gladys Berejiklian and the election of Perrottet as leader of the Liberal Party on 5 October 2021. Stuart Ayres was elected as deputy party leader. Separate to the Liberal Party leadership election, the National Party also had its own leadership election on 6 October 2021, following the resignation of John Barilaro as party leader, who said it was "the right time for me to hand the reins over".[1] Paul Toole was elected as National Party leader and subsequently replaced Barilaro as Deputy Premier of New South Wales.[2]

Upon his election as Liberal Party leader, Perrottet announced there would not be a reshuffle until later in the year, with the focus being on bringing New South Wales out of COVID-19 lockdown.[3] This meant that all ministers would retain their portfolios except for where there were resignations and/or role changes as a result of the new leadership:

Perrottet, Ayres, Kean and Brad Hazzard were the first ministers to be sworn in by the Governor Margaret Beazley on 5 October 2021.[4][5] Toole and the other ministers were sworn in on 6 October 2021.[6]

Composition of ministry

In the order of seniority:[7]

Ministry Minister Took office Left office
Premier[a] Dominic Perrottet MP 5 October 2021 (2021-10-05)
Paul Toole MP 6 October 2021 (2021-10-06)
Stuart Ayres MP 5 October 2021 (2021-10-05)
Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women Bronnie Taylor MLC 6 October 2021 (2021-10-06)
Matt Kean MP 5 October 2021 (2021-10-05)
  Don Harwin MLC 6 October 2021 (2021-10-06)
Mark Speakman SC, MP
Minister for Finance and Small Business Damien Tudehope MLC
Minister for Health and Medical Research Brad Hazzard MP 5 October 2021 (2021-10-05)
Rob Stokes MP 6 October 2021 (2021-10-06)
Victor Dominello MP
Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning Sarah Mitchell MLC
Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott MP
Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey MP
Minister for Agriculture and Western New South Wales Adam Marshall MP
Minister for Counter Terrorism and Corrections Anthony Roberts MP
Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock MP
Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation Kevin Anderson MP
Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Geoff Lee MP
Minister for Sport, Multiculturalism, Seniors and Veterans Natalie Ward MLC
Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services Alister Henskens MP

See also

Notes and references


  1. ^ Due to the extensive agreement between the Liberal Party and the National Party, the Premier is conventionally the Leader of the Liberal Party, while the Deputy Premier is Leader of the National Party.


  1. ^ Tsikas, Mick (3 October 2021). "John Barilaro resigns as NSW Deputy Premier, will also leave Parliament". ABC News. AAP. Retrieved 3 October 2021.
  2. ^ "Paul Toole wins NSW Nationals leadership vote, becomes new Deputy Premier". ABC News. 6 October 2021. Retrieved 6 October 2021.
  3. ^ "Dominic Perrottet becomes 46th NSW Premier after winning Liberal leadership vote". ABC News. 5 October 2021. Retrieved 5 October 2021.
  4. ^ "Dom Perrottet, Stuart Ayres, Matt Kean and Brad Hazzard sworn-in at NSW Government House". The Global Herald. 5 October 2021.
  5. ^ "Parliament, Ministerial, Courts and Police (507)" (PDF). Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales. 5 October 2021.
  6. ^ "Parliament, Ministerial, Courts and Police (508)" (PDF). Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales. 6 October 2021.
  7. ^ "Administrative Arrangements (Administrative Changes—Ministers and Public Service Agencies) Order (No 3) 2021 [NSW]". NSW Legislation. 6 October 2021. p. 2–3. Retrieved 7 October 2021.
Preceded bySecond Berejiklian ministry Perrottet ministry 2021–present Incumbent